Shira Springer

Springer is an investigative and enterprise reporter for the Sports section. She covers a wide range of subjects, including local professional teams, sports business, and the Olympics. Prior to her current role, she served as Celtics beat writer. Her journalism career started at the Globe in 1997.

Latest stories

Watertown-Manchester Essex field hockey puts spotlight on gender debate

By , Globe Staff

Robert Carter’s gender could help topple a dynasty and reignite the debate about boys playing on girls teams.

Russian athletes part of systematic doping program, report says

By , Globe Staff

The report implicated athletes, coaches, trainers, doctors, and the country’s anti-doping agency.

MIAA launches initiative for adaptive athletes

By , Globe Staff

The MIAA is seeking to increase participation for disabled athletes in sports such as swimming and track and field.


At Olympic boxing trials, two Mass. women fight for their shot

By , Globe Staff

Melanie Costa of Norton and Amanda Pavone of Burlington competed this week, one with an eye on Tokyo, one on Rio.