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Past articles by Joe:

Five starts and five sits for Week 14 of fantasy football.

Week 14 in the NFL is upon us, which means the fantasy playoffs in your league either begin this week or next week. This means that a win is likely more important than ever. Let us help with some key players to consider starting or sitting. → Read More

Five starts and five sits for Week 13 of fantasy football.

Week 13 in football is upon us, which means the fantasy playoffs are quickly approaching. This might be a win-or-go-home matchup for your team, and we want to help you figure out who to bench and who to play. Here is some advice to help you out. → Read More

Five starts and five sits for Week 11 of fantasy football.

Week 11 in football is the last in which fantasy owners have to tangle with bye weeks. And with the fantasy playoffs quickly approaching, it may be the last chance to get your team over the hump and pick up a much-needed win. Here is some advice to help you out. → Read More

Five starts and five sits for Week 10 of fantasy football.

Ezekiel Elliott is suspended, and the Chiefs and the Eagles are off this week. Let us help you determine your best lineup (or pick daily fantasy players) with a lot of teams -- including the Patriots and Steelers -- having their byes in Week 9. → Read More

Five starts and five sits for Week 6 of fantasy football.

With the fantasy football season entering a crucial stretch, everyone can use a little extra advice about their teams. Let us help you determine your best lineup (or pick daily fantasy players) as we prepare for Sunday's action. → Read More

Kevin Durant apologized for his Twitter debacle.

Kevin Durant is known for his love for responding to trolls and chiming in on basketball debates on Twitter, but he may have taken it too far by criticizing his former organization in Oklahoma City using a different account. Today, he addressed the issue with sincerity. → Read More

Five starts and five sits for Week 1 of fantasy football.

With the first Sunday of the NFL upon us, some important roster decisions have yet to be made: Which players should start on your fantasy football team, and which should you bench? We have the answers. → Read More

Which recent August deals have been game-changers?

With Justin Verlander ready to make his debut for the Astros, it is a whole new ballgame after Labor Day. Franchise-altering trades have often come later than July 31, so let's look at some of the ones that have had the most impact in recent years. → Read More

These overshadowed rookies are still having impressive seasons.

We all know Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger have had stellar breakout seasons, but there are plenty of other rookies making a name for themselves in 2017. We take a look at who is on the rise right now. → Read More

Getty Images gives us front row seats for the Home Run Derby.

With arguably the most exciting event of the baseball season coming to a close last night, Sports on Earth is partnering with Getty Images to bring you all the best snapshots. Here, the T-Mobile Home Run Derby -- up close and personal. → Read More

Franchise players across all 30 MLB teams.

If we mention the phrase "franchise player," which names come to your mind from the past? Derek Jeter? David Ortiz? Chipper Jones? Let's see which current stars fit the bill in baseball across every team in the Majors. → Read More

A few of baseball's best a scuffling right now, but expect them to be elite before season's end.

A few of baseball's best players are struggling at the dish or on the mound right now, but some advanced numbers paint a different picture. Expect these five stars to rebound in a big way as they make their way back to being elite. → Read More

Five young pitchers who are aces in the making.

This year, we have seen some truly promising youngsters look ready to make the leap and join the game's elite pitchers. Let's look closely at five whose jerseys you may want to buy before they win their first Cy Young Award. → Read More

There are some closers in MLB on shaky ground.

The closer's role might be the toughest in baseball, as a few small missteps might cost you your job. With that in mind, we take a look around the Majors at the bullpens that still need some sorting out before the season's end. → Read More

Who are the most unikely MLB All-Stars so far?

Two months of the season are in the books and we've had plenty of surprises. Before some of players that are sizzling fall back down to earth, it's worth honoring them with a selection on MLB's Most Unlikely All-Star Team. → Read More

5 returning players who can change MLB's pennant races.

Baseball is a long season, and so sometimes it's easy to forget that reinforcements are often waiting in the wings for struggling teams. Here are five players fresh off DL stints who could quickly change the landscape of the game. → Read More

Joey Votto's plate discipline continues to amaze.

Joey Votto has the strikezone covered -- better than probably any other hitter in the Majors. This year he's back at it again, as the on-base machine has cut his strikeouts, while maintaining that high walk rate we all love. → Read More

Yonder Alonso is quietly having an excellent year.

Yonder Alonso is returning to the A's lineup soon after a few days off from a sprained knee. That's good news, because thanks to some changes in swing mechanics and better plate discipline, the slugger is quietly one of the biggest breakout stars of the season. → Read More

Prince was a music legend, but also knew his sports.

Prince is was one of a kind -- a transcendent figure that cut across cultures and genres. And maybe some don't know this, but he also had an impact in the world of sports. Let's take a look back at some of his best moments as both a fan and even a player himself. → Read More

Fantasy sleeper diamonds in the rough: starters.

When we consider "sleepers," we're not just focused on popular players with value, but on true under-the-radar finds. Rounding out our fantasy sleepers series is an exciting group of starting pitchers. → Read More