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


Nine women’s sports stories that deserved more attention

By , Globe Staff

For every 2014 headline-maker, there are many less-heralded women in sports.

Shira Springer | FAIR PLAY

Women’s soccer gets assist from Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant

By , Globe Staff

As much as women’s sports want to stand on their own, they can use more help from male athletes.

Shira Springer

Barcelona’s Olympic makeover may hold lessons for Boston

By , Globe Staff

While some cities aren’t seen as having realized long-lasting value in hosting the Olympics, Barcelona stands out as a success story.

Shira Springer | Fair Play

Honey Thaljieh of FIFA has a dream for women’s soccer

By , Globe Staff

As a corporate communications manager for soccer’s world governing body, Thaljieh promotes the sport she loves.