John Powers

Powers has worked for the Globe since 1973, writing for the Sports, Metro, Sunday, Magazine, and Living sections and sharing the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. He has covered sporting events on five continents and is the author of eight books.

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Paying stipends to college athletes remains a divisive issue

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The NCAA’s “cost of attendance” provision is causing tremors throughout the college sports landscape.

Olympic Notes

Los Angeles has hurdles to overcome in 2024 bid

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While the LA quest has far fewer “ifs” than Boston’s, they involve the three biggest items — the main stadium, athletes’ village, and media centers.

Where does Serena Williams rank among women’s tennis’s greats?

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Williams begins her bid for the first Grand Slam since 1988 this week at the US Open.


Doping cloud hangs over track and field

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The world meet begins Saturday in China, amid reports of widespread abnormalities in blood tests over the last 14 years.