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  • 4 rules Deandre Ayton needs to follow to reach his potential with Suns

    Dan Bickley has four rules that he believes will assure Deandre Ayton reaching his very high potential if he follows them.
  • Arizona Cardinals hit Big Red reset button in win over Giants

    A 26-7 domination of the New York Giants on Sunday was everything the Arizona Cardinals needed to prove, and everything we needed to see.
  • Chris Paul’s arrival makes everything easier for Suns’ Deandre Ayton

    Dan Bickley writes that there is now less being asked out of Deandre Ayton and that it could be a huge positive for the Suns.
  • Leadership concerns hover around Cardinals’ recent losing stretch

    Dan Bickley writes on his concerns about the leadership surrounding the Arizona Cardinals, including quarterback Kyler Murray.
  • Cardinals trending in wrong direction after another concerning loss

    Dan Bickley does not like the body language he's seeing out of the Arizona Cardinals after another loss that now has them at a .500 record.
  • Valley Q Scores: Ranking Arizona’s 25 most popular sports figures

    Dan Bickley sets the Valley sports scene straight by ranking the top 25 most popular sports figures in Arizona.
  • Will Chris Paul, Devin Booker coexist well on the Phoenix Suns?

    Dan Bickley ponders the possibilities of what could go right and wrong with Chris Paul now leading the Phoenix Suns.
  • Cardinals’ loss to the Patriots is of the rage-inducing variety

    Dan Bickley shares his frustrations with the Cardinals' play in New England, head coach Kliff Kingsbury and quarterback Kyler Murray.
  • Bickley’s Feast: Finding gratitude in real life outside sports, politics

    For all the self-preservation, political rancor and racial tension that has marked 2020, Thanksgiving is a time for little except what really matters.
  • Next promising Suns era arrives in basketball city of Phoenix

    Dan Bickley gives his thoughts on the city of Phoenix as a basketball town and the moves made by the Suns this offseason.
  • Faced with golden opportunity vs. Seahawks, Cardinals shrivel

    No excuses. The NFL doesn’t want to hear it. Neither should you. The Cardinals were gifted a golden opportunity on Thursday Night Football. They shriveled.
  • Suns GM James Jones stuck to his plan by drafting Jalen Smith

    After the Phoenix Suns spent years hoping unproven teenagers could lead the way, GM James Jones has stuck to his plan with Cam Johnson and Jalen Smith.
  • Chris Paul is an investment in Booker short-term, Ayton long-term

    Dan Bickley writes that the reported trade for Chris Paul is an investment in the short-term happiness of Devin Booker and the long-term growth of Deandre Ayton.
  • Hail Murray brings Cardinals memorable, pivotal win over Bills

    Dan Bickley gives his thoughts on one of the most unforgettable Cardinals wins in years and the Hail Murray to DeAndre Hopkins.
  • Wretched serenity and stifling silence: The 2020 Masters Tournament

    This weekend will remind us just how heavily the Masters Tournament -- and WMPO -- relies on the crowds, fans, galleries and patrons.
  • Robert Sarver needs to be bold, bring All-NBA PG Chris Paul to Suns

    Dan Bickley writes a request to Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver for the team to trade for Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star guard Chris Paul.
  • Another rough Valley sports weekend requires deeper look at fanbase

    Dan Bickley writes on the current state of Valley sports fans and his thoughts on Kyler Murray's anger-filled postgame press conference.
  • Cardinals’ ascent hits speed bump in dispiriting loss to Dolphins

    Dan Bickley gives his thoughts on a tough loss at home for the Arizona Cardinals against the Miami Dolphins despite Kyler Murray's strong play.
  • Cardinals’ Kyler Murray, Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa meet again in NFL

    After matching up in the 2018 College Football Playoff, Kyler Murray and Tua Tagovailoa face off for the first time in the NFL.
  • A checklist for the Arizona Cardinals securing a playoff berth

    Dan Bickley goes over his keys for the Arizona Cardinals over the next nine games in pursuit of a spot in the postseason.
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