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  • 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.
  • 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?
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