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Despite bumpy coaching search, Sarver can still fix image of Suns

Suns owner Robert Sarver needs to keep improving, understanding that his temperament, banker mentality and wild success in other industries haven’t always served him well in the NBA.
3 years ago
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Cardinals’ David Johnson ready to reclaim his future in 2018

On the surface, Johnson is the same as ever. But deep down, this is not about numbers. It’s reclaiming his future, jumpstarting his stalled status, exceeding expectations all over again.
3 years ago
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Pat Tillman’s great Valley legacy honored by Pat’s Run

Pat Tillman's legacy is one of our greatest gifts, who starred at Arizona State (No. 42), made an impact for the Cardinals (No. 40) and died on foreign soil from bullet wounds.
3 years ago
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Easy April takeaways and predictions for Cardinals’ 2018 schedule

The 2018 Arizona Cardinals schedule is out and that means it's time for some takeaways and predictions in April that won't mean much in September.
3 years ago
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D-backs’ Patrick Corbin blossoming into one of baseball’s best storylines

After being mentioned in trade talks over the summer, lefty Patrick Corbin has looked like the Arizona Diamondbacks' true ace in 2018.
3 years ago
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My next chapter: Why I joined ArizonaSports.com

My column will no longer land on driveways, repurposed to wrap fish or line birdcages. It now appears exclusively at ArizonaSports.com liberated from print deadlines, paywalls and pop-up ads.
3 years ago
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 AZCentral.com 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 ArizonaSports.com.
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