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  • Possible changes to MLB postseason are hit and miss

    There is a lot to digest with the reported changes Major League Baseball is considering to the format of the postseason. Dan Bickley gives his thoughts.
  • When is Suns GM James Jones going to take his big swing?

    Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones has a track record for a certain type of move, and he's remained patient while making them.
  • Bickley: Welcome to Saturday at the Open, where fans crave anarchy

    The 16th hole of the Waste Management Phoenix Open doesn't have tricky conditions. No water in sight. No, fans are the hazards of the hole.
  • Devin Booker not making All-Star team has long-term ramifications

    Devin Booker not making the cut for the All-Star reserves in the West is another indication that he is toiling in obscurity with the Suns.
  • D-backs’ strong offseason brings more eyeballs, expectations for 2020 season

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are set to compete with the Los Angeles Dodgers at the top of the NL West, and with that comes more attention and expectations.
  • Kobe Bryant’s passing rare instance of Phoenix sports feeling empathy for LA

    The rich and famous are not immune to tragic accidents, but it doesn't make the news of Kobe Bryant's passing any easier.
  • Larry Fitzgerald becoming part-owner of Suns valuable in many ways

    Larry Fitzgerald becoming a part-owner of the Phoenix Suns is something that brings value for the team beyond just the name.
  • Baseball Hall of Fame’s flaws put on display again with 2020 class

    The Baseball Hall of Fame has some inescapable flaws, beginning with the names that aren't up in Cooperstown that should be.
  • Houston Astros should be vacated of 2017 World Series, 2 ALCS banners

    Our own 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station's Dan Bickley writes that the Houston Astros should be vacated of their 2017 World Series and two ALCS titles.
  • Larry Fitzgerald’s pursuit of all-time greatness continues with Cardinals

    With Larry Fitzgerald announcing he's coming back, he continues to chase Jerry Rice for the all-time NFL record for most career receptions.
  • Job well done by MLB for penalties assessed to Astros, AJ Hinch

    Major League Baseball handled the cheating done by the Houston Astros and manager AJ Hinch properly, something they have struggled with in the past.
  • Suns need to swap out Deandre Ayton for Karl-Anthony Towns

    The Phoenix Suns need to do something before it's too late with Devin Booker, their star shooting guard. Trading for Karl-Anthony Towns qualifies.
  • Phoenix Suns fans left to suffer as team goes down familiar road

    Real culture change does not happen overnight. In the meantime, Phoenix Suns fans are left to endure a special kind of suffering.
  • Despite 5-win season, Kyler Murray providing renewed hope for Cardinals

    Pair an elite QB with the right mentor and system, add a year of seasoning and hard knocks, and chances are you’ll return with something special.
  • Best moments, worst draft picks and more from 2010s in Arizona sports

    Arizona's major professional sports teams had eight playoffs appearances and three No. 1 overall draft picks. Here's a look at the decade's highs and lows.
  • Cardinals riding new kind of momentum to close out season

    After struggling to find themselves for much of the year, the Arizona Cardinals head into the final week of the regular season with their heads held high.
  • Further doubt added regarding David Johnson’s future in Arizona

    David Johnson has all of a sudden fallen into the background of the Cardinals' future plans after being one of the best running backs in football.
  • After threats and fears, the Coyotes are morphing into a contender

    After some highs and more lows this decade, the Arizona Coyotes are ending it by turning into a Stanley Cup contender.
  • Four Valley sports teams vying for next big moment in Arizona history

    The sports teams around the Valley are starting to look up. With that in mind, which team has the best opportunity to give the state its next big moment?
  • Arizona Cardinals make statement in final home game of the season

    The Arizona Cardinals weren't the only team making noise on Sunday, but they made a statement in their final home game of the season.
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