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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Rob Manfred well-prepared to become MLB commissioner

By John Powers , Globe Staff

After a 16-year apprenticeship under Bud Selig, Manfred will step up to the plate in January.


Scotland may be going it alone in Olympics

By John Powers , Globe Staff

A vote for independence would give Scotland its own Olympic team, though probably not in time for Rio.

Compact Boston may have Olympic advantage

By John Powers , Globe Staff

In contrast with its rivals’ spread-out plans for the 2024 Summer Games, Boston is offering itself as a city with a close array of venues.

Olympic notebook | John Powers

Bidders lining up for 2024 Summer Games

By John Powers , Globe Staff

While candidates for the 2022 Winter Games are dwindling, a number of would-be host cities are cautiously lining up for the 2024 summer version.