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  • Charles Barkley to sell MVP trophy to build affordable housing in hometown

    Charles Barkley plans to sell his personal memorabilia, including the 1992-93 MVP trophy he won with the Suns, to raise money for housing in his hometown.
  • Suns’ closing stretch of season crucial for developing long-term culture

    The Phoenix Suns are effectively out of the playoff race but that shouldn't diminish how important the rest of the season is for the team.
  • Latest twist in another ragged Phoenix Suns season is hard to comprehend

    The latest twist in another ragged season for the Phoenix Suns is hard to comprehend. It speaks to a stunning lack of concentration, effort and focus.
  • Cardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury takes growing confidence into year 2

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is feeling good about his future as the play-caller heads into his second season at the helm.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s rodeo life can’t buck Diamondbacks

    We can marvel that Madison Bumgarner is country tough. We hope he’s smart enough to shelve this hobby until his new contract expires.
  • Fascinating NBA All-Star Game spotlighted big problem for Suns

    The All-Star Game was riveting television and also showed a serious problem the Suns have when it comes to star power beyond Devin Booker.
  • Sports should improve our moral compass, not the other way around

    In times like these, we need sport to shine. We need sports to set examples and illuminate the path. To stand above the lying and the cheating.
  • Devin Booker being an All-Star helps bring needed relief to Suns

    With Devin Booker being named an All-Star to represent the Phoenix Suns, it's the right step forward for the franchise and its star.
  • 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.
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