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  • Suns’ NBA Draft day could be salvaged with big free agent move

    The Phoenix Suns' 2019 NBA Draft did not adequately reward fans after a 19-win season. It better end with a big fish at the end of the line.
  • Despite lots of losing, Arizona sports fans have reasons to be optimistic

    The Cardinals, Coyotes and Suns all do not have a championship but there are reasons to be optimistic about the future of Arizona sports in the Valley.
  • The time for the Suns to spend money on the roster is now

    The Suns have ranked 25th or lower in team payroll for four years in a row. After filing out the front office, its time to spend money on the roster.
  • MLB needs edgy new era to reverse course of disinterest

    In a sport in need of a spark, the solution seems simple: Give players a longer leash to be themselves and contribute to "The Show."
  • Patrick Peterson’s return to Cardinals OTAs next stop of continued saga

    Patrick Peterson's legacy has been unquestionably tarnished in the prime of his career, forced into an awkward corner of deflection, where one honest answer brings an even harder question.
  • Free agent superstars will usher in new era of NBA

    With this summer being arguably one of the best NBA free agent classes since 2010, the league could see unprecedented shifts in power.
  • Cardinals rightly focus on walk, not talk, early on under Kingsbury

    The Cardinals and coach Kliff Kingsbury know their burden of proof cannot be satisfied with reckless chatter, when players are practicing in shorts.
  • Sarver calling Colangelo brings new level of belief in Suns owner

    Robert Sarver calling for Jerry Colangelo's thoughts on Monty Williams should bring a new level of optimism for the next era of Suns basketball.
  • Patrick Peterson’s absence from voluntary OTAs not captain-like

    Patrick Peterson was not at the Arizona Cardinals' voluntary OTAs on Monday, a questionable decision by the captain after the news of his suspension.
  • Cardinals should not give up on suspended Patrick Peterson

    While Patrick Peterson has put the Arizona Cardinals through a lot in the past year, that doesn't mean they should give up on their star cornerback.
  • After brush with good fortune, Suns back to regularly-scheduled torment

    After securing the organization's first No. 1 pick last year, the Phoenix Suns' brush with good fortune is over after falling to the No. 6 pick this year.
  • Like Kyler Murray, Cardinals’ Andy Isabella is an undersized underdog

    Andy Isabella has a lot in common with No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray as an undersized draft prospect that can't wait to prove his doubters wrong.
  • Kingsbury’s fame, style of coaching is something new for Cardinals

    Kliff Kingsbury is a new type of head coach for not only the Arizona Cardinals but the NFL as well.
  • Monty Williams will usher in new era of Phoenix Suns basketball

    The Phoenix Suns have hired Monty Williams as the team's next head coach, ushering in a new era for the future of Phoenix Suns basketball.
  • Diamondbacks defying all expectations with early success

    The Arizona Diamondbacks might give Valley sports fans the jolt they've needed after the seasons the Cardinals and Suns had.
  • Crazy NFL Draft weekend ends with Cardinals looking coherent

    When the dust of the 2019 NFL Draft settled, the Arizona Cardinals had their answer at QB, while also looking like a cohesive team building for the future.
  • Arizona Cardinals showed great conviction drafting Kyler Murray

    The Arizona Cardinals made a gutsy call in the 2019 NFL Draft, selecting a quarterback in Kyler Murray who looks set up to thrive under Kliff Kingsbury.
  • First round of NFL Draft promises to deliver pure drama

    Thursday night's first round of the 2019 NFL Draft promises to deliver pure drama as the Cardinals will be deciding whom its franchise quarterback will be.
  • Bet on Kyler Murray’s upside, not his reported low Wonderlic score

    Kyler Murray's reported Wonderlic score isn't good and it shouldn't matter for the Arizona Cardinals given his upside as a NFL quarterback.
  • Arizona Cardinals schedule offers early comfort zone for Kliff Kingsbury

    The Arizona Cardinals' schedule is favorable in the beginning, giving Kliff Kingsbury a chance to get comfortable in his first year as head coach.
Dan Bickley bio
Dan Bickley is the most influential sports media member in Arizona sports history, having spent over 20 years as the award-winning lead sports columnist for The Arizona Republic and and almost two decades as a Valley sports radio talk show host. In spring 2018, Bickley made the decision to leave the newspaper to join the Arizona Sports team as host of the entertaining and informative midday show Bickley and Marotta, as well as bring his opinionated and provocative column exclusively to
Bickley’s journalism career began in his hometown of Chicago, where he was part of a star-studded staff at the Chicago Sun-Times. He chronicled Michael Jordan’s six NBA championships; covered the Olympics in eight different countries and attended 14 Super Bowls; spent three weeks in an Indianapolis courthouse writing about Mike Tyson’s rape trial; and once left his laptop in an Edmonton bar after the Blackhawks reached the Stanley Cup Finals.
He has won multiple awards, written two books, formed a rock band, fathered three children, and once turned down an offer to work at the New York Times.  His passions include sports, music, the alphabet, good beer and great radio. After joining Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, he couldn’t be happier