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.

August 10, 2018

Boxing

Meet featherweight boxer Tevin Farmer, Philly's most unlikely world champ

From nearly drowning, to tearing his bicep, to being shot through the hand while protecting his family, Farmer's road to the top has been anything but easy...

July 31, 2018

Phillies

Phillies fan says he was ejected from Fenway by Kapler — but was it actually a player?

According to Eric Rohlfing, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler had him ejected from Fenway Park in the third inning of the Phillies’ 2-1, extra-inning walk-off loss to the Boston Red Sox for yelling loudly at Odubel Herrera, “Odubel, wake up!” after Herrera’s third-inning base-running blunder.

July 27, 2018

NFL

Philly-bred Andrea Kremer, hall of fame bound, blazed trail for women in sports

This weekend, Andrea Kremer’s amazing broadcasting journey will be honored in Canton, Ohio, when she’s inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, adding more history to her history-making career.

July 20, 2018

Football

Kyle Lauletta grew up an Eagles fan — now, he could be Giants' starting quarterback

Kyle Lauletta admits it was a little surreal at first. The 2013 Downingtown East High graduate and former University of Richmond star grew up an Eagles fan, but now he was sitting in a room a few feet away from someone he was watching as a kid win Super Bowls for his favorite team's division rival — New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

July 13, 2018

Phillies

The legend of Aaron Nola began long before he became the Phillies' ace

The calls would come sporadically to AJ Nola from one friend here, another there, about his magnolia stalk-thin youngest son, Aaron. They tended to have the same comic theme, too. To those that didn’t know, it might have appeared as if Aaron was going through some strange gyration in a parking lot, or at a bus stop, or waiting in line at a restaurant. AJ would laugh. He knew. He saw those same “strange gyrations” almost every night for about 20 minutes from Aaron throughout the Nola house, whether it was in the kitchen, or the den, in front of the TV, but mostly glaring at his bedroom mirror before he went to bed.

July 6, 2018

Phillies

The Phillies (and MLB) have an attendance problem — so where did everybody go?

It’s been unavoidable. Watch a Phillies home game this season and in the backdrop of the pitcher is a sea of empty blue seats. It is confounding, considering the Phillies are relevant in July for the first time in seven years—when the Phils last made the playoffs finishing with their best regular-season record in franchise history, going 102-60.

June 29, 2018

Flyers

The only one who doesn’t think Carter Hart is a future star is Carter Hart

The only one who doesn’t think Carter Hart is a future star is Carter Hart.

June 27, 2018

Phillies

Did Phillies make a $75 million mistake signing Jake Arrieta?

Presently, Jake Arrieta looks like a “shot fighter,” in comparison to what he used to be. Owner of a three-year contract worth $75 million, which includes $30-million this season, the 32-year-old Arrieta hardly looks like the pitcher the Phillies thought that they were getting.

June 25, 2018

Phillies

Phillies need to demand more of themselves if they plan on bigger things in 2018

So, this seems to be the 2018 Phillies’ season template: Get good starting pitching, rely on a few home runs, and then hang on to see what the bullpen yields.

June 21, 2018

Coaching

Old school vs. new school: Four Philly coaching legends on whether players today are coddled, use too much technology

Our games have changed over the last three decades. The basics are still intact. A basket inside the three-point line is still two points, a touchdown six, a goal in hockey or a run in baseball still counts as one on the scoreboard. 

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