Joseph Santoliquito

Joseph Santoliquito

Joseph Santoliquito is an award-winning sportswriter based in the Philadelphia area who has written feature stories for,,,, Deadspin and The Philadelphia Daily News. In 2006, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for a special project piece for called “Love at First Beep.” He is most noted for his award-winning feature on high school wrestler A.J. Detwiler in February 2006, which appeared on SportsCenter. In 2015, he was elected president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

June 18, 2018


Phillies' Maikel Franco keeping it positive, despite diminished playing time

Maikel Franco’s playing time has been limited since J.P. Crawford has rejoined the team from the disabled list on June 6. Since then, Franco has started just twice.

June 15, 2018


Eagles D-line coach Chris Wilson finally reaches the mountain top

Chris Wilson, who can easily be defined as a football lifer, never won at any level prior to 2017, going back to his days as a high school star at Richardson High (TX), to playing for the Oklahoma Sooners from 1988-91, and including 25 years of coaching — until now with the Eagles.

June 13, 2018


Phillies GM Matt Klentak not concerned with manager Gabe Kapler's learning curve

After the Phillies' ownership group brought in Matt Klentak — only in his mid 30s — to serve as general manager the forward thinking GM took a chance on Kapler and his unusual baseball philosophy. It's shown to be a successful move, though not without some bumps in the road.

June 11, 2018


Phillies answered urgent call, still on cusp of contending

The Phillies had to make an early statement, and though it’s just June, they had to reply on Sunday. They did.

June 6, 2018

Sports Betting

Don’t bet the house on legal sports betting in Pennsylvania

“The problem is that it makes it very hard for the legal market to compete with the black market, to compete with the illegal bookies in Pennsylvania."

June 4, 2018


The Phillies’ offensive offense needs to change—and fast

Over the Phillies last 10 games, they’re averaging 2.5 runs a game. During that span, they’ve gone 3-7, which includes the weekend’s sweep by what had been a struggling San Francisco Giants team.

June 4, 2018


Phillies believe third-overall pick Bohm can 'advance pretty quickly through the system'

Alec Bohm had a little trouble buttoning his new Phillies’ jersey after being announced as the Phillies’ first-round draft pick, and third overall, in the Major League Baseball Draft Monday night. The towering 6-foot-5, 220-pound third baseman out of Wichita State was understandably nervous.

June 1, 2018


Seranthony Dominguez is becoming Sir Stopper for the Phillies

Standing in the home dugout on a dreary Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, just before he and the Phillies embarked on their critical 10-game road swing, Seranthony Dominguez politely explained that his English isn’t that great.

May 30, 2018


Bare knuckles are coming out of the darkness

For the first time in 129 years, there will be legalized bareknuckle fighting in the USA.

May 27, 2018


The Phillies critical 10-game road swing could be telling

Aaron Altherr remembered. It’s not like the Phillies’ outfielder was trying to, though. Altherr knows what last April was like, when the Phillies began a 7-game trip that took them from Los Angeles through Chicago that basically ended the Phils’ season in early May before it got a chance to really take off after a 1-6 trip.

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