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  • 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.
  • Arizona Cardinals Terrell Suggs isn’t the one to blame for his release

    T. Sizzle has T. Fizzled, but don't blame the future Hall of Famer for his release. Fans should turn to the man in charge of making the acquisition.
  • Strong presence of Steelers fans humiliating for Cardinals

    The Pittsburgh Steelers' strong presence of fans on Sunday at State Farm Stadium made Arizona Cardinals fans feel like strangers in their own home.
  • Cardinals on the verge of ending 2019 on devastating losing streak

    The Cardinals are threatening to end the season with the same victory total that got Steve Wilks fired after just one year.
  • Doubts about GM Steve Keim continue as Cardinals drop 5 in a row

    The Arizona Cardinals have lost five in a row and a lot of the problems for the team this season have to do with the poor job done by GM Steve Keim.
  • Talent-deficient roster on full display in Cardinals’ lopsided defeat

    Truth is, the dramatic failures from recent coordinators have been amplified by substandard personnel provided by the GM.
  • There’s plenty to be thankful for among Valley sports teams

    Gratitude requires perspective. The ability to feel blessed when the hometown teams haven’t produced a major professional championship in nearly 20 years.
  • Valley football in good hands with Kyler Murray, Jayden Daniels

    The future is bright for football in the Valley thanks to a true freshman quarterback at Arizona State and a rookie QB for the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Motivation of Suns’ Ayton something to watch coming off suspension

    The Suns are in danger of swallowing another inedible lesson. Losing the NBA draft lottery is a lot better than whiffing on the No. 1 overall pick.
  • Vance Joseph’s defense continues to cost Cardinals in win column

    Dan Bickley writes that Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph and his defense's struggles are overshadowing Kliff Kingsbury's offensive success.
  • Cardinals defense sabotaging early success of Murray, Kingsbury

    The Cardinals continue to fail on defense. They make enough plays to keep things interesting. They are finally forcing turnovers, but are highly erratic.
  • David Johnson’s demise weighing down Arizona Cardinals’ run game

    If David Johnson's poor performance isn't hindered by an injury, the Arizona Cardinals could be holding a funeral for a player that once dominated the NFL.
  • Bruce Arians gets last laugh as Cardinals gift game to Buccaneers

    Our own 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station's Dan Bickley writes that the Arizona Cardinals gave former head coach Bruce Arians one final present on Sunday.
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