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


College player makes pitch for women’s baseball

By , Globe Staff

NCAA and school officials believe Ghazaleh Sailors is the only woman currently playing collegiate baseball.


Olympic consultants help bid cities make their case

By , Globe Staff

For consultants, every bid cycle brings a new crop of potential clients: Cities with big ambitions and sometimes little experience with major international sports events.

Boston Marathon organizers staying wary of snow’s effects

By , Globe Staff

It’s not just roads that need to be clear and dry, and a great unknown is what lies beneath the snow banks.

Shira Springer | Fair play

Female pro athletes dream on without the dollars

By , Globe Staff

Women’s pro leagues typically find themselves caught in a vicious cycle, a cruel sports Catch-22.