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  • Embarrassing defeats becoming new normal for Phoenix Suns

    Now 10 games into the season, the Phoenix Suns can stink if they want, but they shouldn't be making us ask for more effort.
  • College basketball returns with heightened expectations for GCU

    While Arizona is a usual powerhouse and ASU has seen improvement over the years, keep an eye on GCU as the school looks to make it to its first NCAA Tournament.
  • Questions surround Arizona stars, national sports scene

    Sometimes, Dan Bickley has all the answers. Now, he has questions about N'Keal Harry, Devin Booker, the Patriots' dynasty and more.
  • Coyotes on path to relevance following early season hot streak

    The Coyotes are suddenly scoring goals and winning games, flirting with relevance after the first month of the NHL season. They have a future. They have a chance.
  • A strange MLB season comes to a close as decisions loom for D-backs

    While Chase Field gets ready for new changes, the Arizona Diamondbacks could be in line to do much of the same with their mindset toward the future.
  • In comeback win, Rosen planted seeds of legend and gave Arizona hope

    Josh Rosen coaxed a Cardinals win, spared head coach Steve Wilks a bye week of termination rumors and prompted Larry Fitzgerald to spike the ball.
  • Patrick Peterson’s trade demands reflect on true state of Cardinals

    While Peterson's trade demands have died down and the cornerback has shelved the notion for the time being after meeting with team president Michael Bidwill, the story is far from over for the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Patrick Peterson’s reported trade request adds more doubt to Cardinals

    The reported trade request made by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson adds even more doubt to a franchise struggling in 2018.
  • Arizona Cardinals hit rock bottom in lopsided loss to Denver

    The Arizona Cardinals hit rock bottom Thursday night in their lopsided defeat to the Denver Broncos. Denver didn’t just beat up on the home team. They clowned the Cardinals.
  • Cardinals’ decision at OC more important than anything on Thursday

    Denver Broncos star Von Miller added more spice to Thursday's matchup with the Arizona Cardinals, but what the Cardinals do at offensive coordinator is more important than anything on Thursday.
  • Cardinals on verge of mutiny heading into Thursday Night Football

    After a loss to the Vikings, the Cardinals might be facing a must-win scenario -- for their locker room's sake -- against the Broncos.
  • Charles Barkley’s thoughts on Suns’ open GM job speak to larger problem

    When Charles Barkley was asked if he would take the Phoenix Suns' open general manager position, his answer said a lot about the Suns' potential difficulties in getting a high-quality name at the position.
  • Suns’ firing of GM Ryan McDonough has preposterous, familiar timing

    The Suns have image problems, ownership problems, petulance problems and talent problems. They do weird stuff. Firing Ryan McDonough made sense, but the timing was off.
  • Cardinals’ first win of Steve Wilks era comes with whisper of momentum

    Steve Wilks' Arizona Cardinals won their first game of the year. As ugly as it was, it at the very least adds a week for the first-year head coach to breathe easy.
  • It’s on Cards’ Wilks, McCoy to develop aggressive identity with Rosen

    If not, the staff must be tweaked and infused with offensive visionaries, who understand that Josh Rosen wasn’t born to concede on 3rd-and-6.
  • The Cardinals are 0-4 yet the biggest takeaway is cause for celebration

    We are trapped. Wedged between disgust and delight. Stuck between a Rosen and a hard place.
  • If D-backs rebuild immediately, it means trading Paul Goldschmidt

    I don't want to see Paul Goldschmidt suit up in another uniform. But I also know this: I don’t want to see another baseball season like this. Not at Chase Field. Not ever.
  • Josh Rosen brings intrigue and new optimism to struggling Cardinals

    The Cardinals have thrown in their final chip with Josh Rosen. He'll attract an audience and new optimism. Maybe he'll even spare a rookie head coach tumbling out of the gate.
  • Bradford’s first-quarter tease gave Cardinals’ Rosen no margin for error

    Cardinals QB Sam Bradford’s first quarter success was a cruel tease with serious ramifications when Josh Rosen was dropped into the crucible.
  • State Farm Stadium will clamor for Rosen if Bradford fails on Sunday

    On Thursday night, Cleveland Browns fans begged for Baker Mayfield to replace Tyrod Taylor. The Arizona Cardinals could be in a similar situation on Sunday.
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