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  • Three Cardinals to watch as Arizona looks to right the ship

    The Cardinals will have as many targets in 2019 as they did victories in 2018. You’ll find them on the backs of Kingsbury, Keim and the team’s No. 1 QB.
  • Bickley: Larry Fitzgerald may be key to Suns’ future

    Larry Fitzgerald might be the key to the future of the Phoenix Suns, suggests our own 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station's Dan Bickley.
  • In bleak Phoenix sports scene, Zion to the Suns would be a shot of hope

    Zion Williamson will be the most valuable player to enter the NBA since LeBron James and the possibility of him on the Suns provides a shot of hope for us.
  • If Cardinals buy Kyler Murray’s potential, there’s only 1 decision

    There's only one question the Arizona Cardinals need to answer if they believe choosing Kyler Murray is the right decision at No. 1 in the 2019 NFL Draft.
  • Opening Day is a time to be hopeful for restructured D-backs

    The Diamondbacks have ripped Band-Aids off a broken baseball team. They must live with the consequences. Still, baseball is a funny game.
  • Suns’ dip into ‘Jimmer Mania’ is latest oddity of perplexing season

    The Phoenix Suns being willing participants in "Jimmer Mania" is the latest entry into what has been a truly bizarre season.
  • With First Four win over St. John’s, ASU conquered a defining moment

    For the first time in a while, it’s safe for ASU basketball fans to dream big.
  • My 2019 pet peeves, from courtside fans to timeouts in basketball

    We all love sports. Even the stuff we hate. Here are Dan Bickley's sports pet peeves -- so far -- from 2019, including courtside fans and basketball TOs.
  • NCAA Tournament experience transcends other sporting events

    The NCAA Tournament is one of the best events in American sports. It’s proof that everyone adores watching amateurs compete in high-stakes competition.
  • Cardinals facing colossal decision in Kyler Murray as NFL Draft looms

    The Cardinals hold the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Do they go with Kyler Murray as their next franchise QB or pass up on the chance and play it safe?
  • Rick Tocchet’s coaching job for Coyotes deserving of accolades

    Rick Tocchet has done a terrific job coaching the Arizona Coyotes this season and could be the Valley's latest coach of the year winner.
  • Suns continuing recent run of success is more important than you think

    The Suns have won four of their last five games and their form continuing is more important for them than most teams in their position.
  • Kyler Murray brings an attitude and edge to the 2019 NFL Combine

    As the star of the 2019 NFL Combine, Kyler Murray brought an edge, attitude and confidence that is typically only seen in the great ones.
  • Kyler Murray’s great measurements do nothing but help Arizona Cardinals

    Kyler Murray's measurements at the NFL Combine add more fuel to the fire of his potential rise up NFL Draft boards.
  • Cards need one team to leave Indy hell-bent on acquiring No. 1 pick

    The Cardinals need one team to leave the combine hell-bent on acquiring the No. 1 overall pick maximizing Arizona’s options and leverage on draft night.
  • Cardinals need to select Kyler Murray with No. 1 pick in 2019 NFL Draft

    The Arizona Cardinals have Josh Rosen but that shouldn't stop them from drafting the perfect fit for their team in Kyler Murray.
  • Shane Doan’s endurance should be reflected in resilience of Coyotes

    Shane Doan's career in Arizona with the Coyotes is filled with regret but also showed the endurance in his spirit.
  • LeBron James’ antics shuffling rosters have wounded, changed NBA

    LeBron James has set a new precedent for player movement in the NBA, one that is hurting the league through the way he continues to shuffle rosters.
  • Kingsbury and Cards can capitalize on Rams Super Bowl hangover

    Just like the Patriots own the AFC East. Just like Alabama owns the SEC. Arizona teams must rise above their rivals in Los Angeles.
  • 16th hole at Phoenix Open represents the best of Arizona

    There are over 800 holes on the PGA Tour. Some are more scenic. Some are more iconic. None compare to the 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
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