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Tyler Kepner

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Recent articles by Tyler:

M.L.B.’s Efforts to Return to the Field Could Take the Game Back to 1994

The potential for labor strife has loomed over plans to put teams on the field this summer, threatening the sport with a potential long-term decline. → Read More

Willie Mays at 89: ‘My Thing Is Keep Talking and Keep Moving’

As the coronavirus pandemic keeps him homebound, the greatest living baseball player is missing visits to the ballpark, as well as opportunities to promote a new book on his life. → Read More

M.L.B. Proposes an 82-Game Season Starting in July

The proposal, which would require approval from the players’ union, would have teams start the season in early July and mainly play teams in their geographic region. → Read More

Baseball From Korea: A Filling Breakfast for Bereft Fans

The early-morning ESPN telecasts of Korea Baseball Organization games are a reminder of the sport's long-treasured constancy and of what its absence has meant this spring. → Read More

Cooperstown: Wait Till Next Year?

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony is still planned for late July, but making it happen with the proper fanfare seems impossible while the threat of the coronavirus looms. → Read More

N.F.L. Draft Goes Inside Fancy Homes, Jerry Jones' Yacht

Cut off from its usual pomp, the draft gave viewers some memorable snapshots: a general manager’s children, a coach’s sublime landscape and some curious decorations, like a team-branded surfboard. → Read More

Red Sox’s Alex Cora Suspended Through 2020 in Sign-Stealing Scandal

Cora, already fired by the team, was punished for his role in the Houston Astros’ case. Separately, a Red Sox replay operator also was punished and the Red Sox will lose a second-round draft pick for their own sign stealing. → Read More

Who Is Jeff Okudah? A Darius Slay-Level Corner

Okudah, the Ohio State cornerback, has all the tools needed to excel in the N.F.L., according to one of his former coaches. → Read More

Who Is Chase Young? A Defensive Star and Student of the Game

One of his Ohio State coaches says Young’s ability to adapt and learn should quickly make him a high-impact pro. → Read More

Christian Yelich Is Trying ‘Not to Get Too Rusty’

The Milwaukee Brewers outfielder said he is still working out with baseball on hold. But learning how to cook? Nope, not yet. → Read More

A Return for Baseball Would Require a New Debate

On the bright side, if M.L.B. and the players’ union need to fight over the details about a return to play, it would mean such a return is possible. → Read More

Hank Steinbrenner, Heir to the Yankees, Is Dead at 63

After the death of their father, George, in 2010, he and his brother, Hal, took over one of the richest and most storied franchises in sports history. → Read More

It’s Opening Day. Baseball Is Closed.

Instead of red, white and blue bunting and crowds flooding ballparks, we have players holed up in homes and endless questions about when baseball will return. When it does, it will be more important than ever. → Read More

M.L.B. Pushes Back Opening Day Over Coronavirus Concerns

Amid fears over the coronavirus pandemic, the league announced that all spring training games would be halted and the start of the season would be delayed by at least two weeks. → Read More

Indians’ Carlos Carrasco Turns a Cancer Ordeal Into a Ray of Light

The longtime Cleveland starter received a diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukemia last spring, then spent much of his recovery time helping others. → Read More

Feeling Robbed, the Dodgers Are ‘Working Angry’

They have won seven N.L. West titles in a row, but no World Series titles in that time, and now must prepare for a new season believing that the Astros cheated them out of one in 2017. → Read More

Manfred Says Astros’ Shame Is Penalty Enough. Opponents Might Disagree.

Commissioner Rob Manfred defended M.L.B.’s handling of the Astros’ cheating scandal. But many fans and players don’t think it went far enough, leaving the door open for more ugliness. → Read More

The Astros Offer Apologies, but Draw the Line at Their Title

The Astros’ players gave a wide range of contrite statements on Thursday for their 2017 cheating scheme. But they insisted they still deserved to win the World Series that year. → Read More

In Trade for Betts, Another of Astros’ Vanquished Opponents Bulks Up

Mookie Betts and David Price, via a reworked trade, will join a Dodgers team looking for payback in 2020. In a twist, the Red Sox will get a shortstop named Jeter. → Read More

To Truly Move On, the Astros Needed Dusty Baker

The Houston Astros have been chastened after their cheating scandal, but they remain talented. Their new manager brings an element that they were clearly missing: integrity. → Read More