Reporter

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

Red Sox’ Rusney Castillo ramps up activity in workout

By Shira Springer , Globe Staff

The outfielder added base running and fielding drills to his regimen at the Red Sox’ facility in Florida.

Rusney Castillo begins working out in Fort Myers

By Shira Springer , Globe Staff

The newly signed Red Sox outfielder hit and threw Wednesday before meeting with an excited group of fans.

Academies have changed the landscape of youth soccer

By Shira Springer , Globe Staff

At the top of the development pyramid, US Soccer-sanctioned academy programs focus on making the best young players even better.

Polo isn’t just for those on their high horses

By Shira Springer , Globe Staff

While the wealthy gain notoriety for their polo games, the sport remains accessible to the middle class, too.