Joseph Santoliquito

Joseph Santoliquito

Joseph Santoliquito is an award-winning sportswriter based in the Philadelphia area who has written feature stories for SI.com, ESPN.com, NFL.com, MLB.com, Deadspin and The Philadelphia Daily News. In 2006, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for a special project piece for ESPN.com called “Love at First Beep.” He is most noted for his award-winning ESPN.com 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.

November 18, 2017

Flyers

Prospect Danick Martel may be small, but he could provide big boost to Flyers offense

The looks were invariably the same. The quick-twitch eye dart would start up at Danick Martel’s head and work their way down to his skates, and then back up again. Nothing was ever uttered. No one ever had the guts to blurt it right out to him, though Martel knew what they were thinking with their judgmental head-to-toe gaze. 

November 13, 2017

Flyers

Flyers must show more consistency moving forward

It is still very early into the National Hockey League season, a little over a month into the schedule, and the Flyers have shown an interesting course so far 17 games in: They’re consistently inconsistent. With the way the NHL is bunched up right now, that could be said for about three-quarters of the teams in the league.

November 10, 2017

Flyers

In short order, Flyers’ top line has found magic touch

It was a little tough to tell whether or not the Flyers’ beat the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center by the expression of “Stone Cold” Dave Hakstol. 

November 6, 2017

Flyers

Flyers center Sean Couturier has taken his game to another level this season

In past seasons, any mention of Flyers forward Sean Couturier also came associated with the word "defense."

November 3, 2017

Flyers

Bullies no more: Why enforcers and instigators are an endangered species in today's NHL

Sean Couturier didn’t see it coming. The Flyers’ first-line center just lost control of the puck in the St. Louis Blues’ defensive zone about midway through the second period Thursday night, when the Blues’ Brayden Schenn—a former Flyer—swooped down and nailed him. Couturier fell paralyzed to the ice in a heap, his eyes rolled back in his head as if he had been punched on the chin by a heavyweight fighter.

October 8, 2017

Eagles

The suite life of Malcolm Jenkins’ family produces a myriad of emotions on game day

Malcolm Jenkins is more than No. 27 in midnight green, team leader of the Eagles to the group in club box suite 38 diagonal to the north end zone of Lincoln Financial Field. To them, the Eagles’ Pro Bowl safety is a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a nephew and an uncle. To them, he’s someone beyond the football field, someone they love, someone they cherish, someone they know risks more than playing football each time he steps out on the field.

October 5, 2017

Flyers

Jeremy Roenick envisions a growth season for Flyers — but no playoffs yet

The Flyers haven’t made the playoffs in three of the last five years. They haven’t won a playoff series since 2012. Like it is with three of the four major pro teams in this city, the Flyers are a team under construction, taking a nebulous step this season with a very young team that will hopefully turn into something tangible moving forward.

September 24, 2017

Eagles

Malcolm Jenkins lauds Jeffrey Lurie for joining team on field during anthem

In response to President Donald Trump’s criticism of Colin Kaepernick and the protests by NFL players during the playing of the national anthem last week in a rally in Alabama, NFL teams throughout the league on Sunday held their own form of protest.

September 24, 2017

Eagles

Jake Elliott goes kicking and screaming into Eagles' record book

There was some confusion when Jake Elliott first began walking through the Eagles’ locker room a few weeks ago. Some of his new teammates thought the 22-year-old, 5-foot-9, 167-pound rookie from Western Springs, Illinois, was a new equipment manager. Others thought he was one of the ball boys.

September 6, 2017

Eagles

'Go ahead and doubt me' – Eagles' Pumphrey out to prove critics wrong (again)

Hunkie Cooper shook his head and leaned back in his office chair with a grin on his face. One of his players was caught using a cell phone in class again. This time, it was his star, Donnel Pumphrey. Cooper, then the football coach at Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas, Nevada, grew used to the inquiries over time about Pumphrey.

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