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  • Bickley: What’s in a number? Valley about to find out

    What's in a number? Our own Dan Bickley writes that a player's number is a lot more significant than just stitching on a jersey.
  • Arizona Coyotes new owner bringing exhilarating feeling to Valley

    The Arizona Coyotes new owner didn't mince words during his introductory press conference. He wants to win, giving the team a new look on the future.
  • Zack Greinke deal little risk, all reward for Diamondbacks

    The D-backs rocked the baseball community when they lured Greinke to the desert with a $206.5 million contract. They did again on Wednesday.
  • Concerns over Kyler Murray’s size continue to be overblown

    Kyler Murray continues to have questions asked about his size as he proves his undeniable skill at Arizona Cardinals training camp.
  • New era of Cardinals football begins with Kyler Murray, Kliff Kingsbury

    Training camp is underway for the Arizona Cardinals, marking the start of the 2019 season. It's not only a new season for the team, but a new era.
  • A sneak peek of Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics

    Dan Bickley returns from Tokyo with his thoughts on the city and what to expect from it when the Olympics arrive in the summer of 2020.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks should be sellers at trade deadline

    With everything that happened in the offseason, the Arizona Diamondbacks have had a successful 2019 season. Now it's time to sell.
  • Bickley: Coyotes’ next ownership already signaling change in culture

    New blood means new possibilities. The Arizona Coyotes' new owner brings just that as the team is already making moves to better the franchise.
  • Ricky Rubio signing not enough to spark Phoenix Suns revolution

    The Phoenix Suns added a point guard and a highly-respected head coach, only to fall further behind in the Western Conference.
  • Devin Booker’s departure closer than you think if Suns pass on Russell

    If the Phoenix Suns have a chance to sign D'Angelo Russell and pass on him, they are speeding up the clock on Devin Booker's departure.
  • 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.
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