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  • Early success sees Suns ascend in Valley sports prominence

    Dan Bickley writes that the early returns of James Jones and Monty Williams are resulting in the Suns' sudden ascension in Valley sports prominence.
  • Problems persist for Cardinals despite positive signs against 49ers

    The Arizona Cardinals and Kliff Kingsbury continue to show positive signs just as much as they have problems that plague them in losses.
  • Arizona Cardinals gain needed experience in blowout loss to Saints

    The Cardinals’ 31-9 loss to the Saints Sunday in the Superdome was both a reality check and a painful reminder: The future is not now.
  • Ayton’s suspension puts Suns in bad place as Monty Williams era begins

    Dan Bickley writes that Deandre Ayton's 25-game suspension puts the Phoenix Suns in a bad place just as the Monty Williams era begins.
  • Once again, New Orleans serves as crossroads for Cardinals

    The Cardinals have seen it before. On Sunday, New Orleans will once again serve as a crossroads for the Cardinals, who have won three straight.
  • Arizona Cardinals make powerful statement with 3rd straight win

    Win streaks are no accident in the NFL. There's power behind that and a quarterback that's developing for the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Cardinals’ next 10 games may decide Peterson’s future in Arizona

    Dan Bickley writes that the Cardinals' remaining 10 games of the season could decide cornerback Patrick Peterson's future in Arizona.
  • Kliff Kingsbury’s coaching evolution begins to pay off for Arizona Cardinals

    If the Arizona Cardinals players are going to stick around to put the hours in, head coach Kliff Kingsbury is right behind them.
  • Cardinals finding lost mojo from years past as season progresses

    The Arizona Cardinals entered Sunday's contest looking to regain some of the magic the team once held at State Farm Stadium. It seems they've found it.
  • New-look team represents a hard reset for Robert Sarver, Phoenix Suns

    The Valley has a bright future in pro sports. But one question lingers: Do the Suns have enough owner to pull off one of the last great sports stories?
  • Cardinals’ win over Bengals highlighted by Kyler Murray’s resolve

    Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury have their first victory. The zero is gone and there is tangible proof of progress as the Cardinals beat the Bengals.
  • Playoff baseball is glorious, but MLB must continue to change

    MLB playoffs are a glorious time. But Rob Manfred and the league must remain resolute about changing the game if they want to bring back its popularity.
  • Former Arizona Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill leaves a unique legacy

    From being the team's ballboy when the Cardinals were in Chicago, to bringing the team to Arizona, Bill Bidwill leaves a unique legacy.
  • GM Steve Keim’s desperate moves are dooming winless Cardinals

    Dan Bickley writes that general manager Steve Keim is making decisions out of desperation for his job and is causing the Cardinals' struggles in recent years.
  • Steve Keim’s failures as Cardinals GM costing Kingsbury, Murray

    Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray don't have a win yet and a lot of that is on the pieces general manager Steve Keim put around them.
  • Cardinals suffer 1st failure of season in Sunday’s game against Panthers

    A loss and a failure are two different things. A tie, a moral victory, and one bad loss later, the Arizona Cardinals are 0-2-1 in a competitive division.
  • ASU’s road to national relevance begins with trap game vs. Colorado

    Arizona State is prone to its fair share of trap games and this Saturday's matchup against Colorado is no different than the others.
  • Cardinals, Kyler Murray are encouraging despite Sunday’s loss

    The Arizona Cardinals and Kyler Murray are showing some promising signs, and nobody is accusing the team of playing Pretty Boy Football anymore.
  • Hazen’s emotional ties to Red Sox should be concerning for D-backs

    The Arizona Diamondbacks should have plenty of reasons to be nervous about general manager Mike Hazen leaving for the Boston Red Sox.
  • Cardinals providing renewed hope even after season-opening tie

    A draw is not what you want to feel after spending an emotional Sunday afternoon with your favorite football team. But this one was perfectly acceptable.
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 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
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