Mirjam Swanson, LB Press-Telegram

Mirjam Swanson

LB Press-Telegram

Glendale, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Mirjam:

Swanson: LAFC is rolling, but that’s not enough – Press Telegram

After six consecutive victories improved LAFC’s record to 17-4-3, its mantra – “there’s room to improve” – should send a shudder through the rest of MLS. → Read More

Swanson: L.A. is vibing with Angel City

The new professional women’s soccer team is quickly winning over a diverse collection of fans, averaging more than 19,000 per match. → Read More

Swanson: Rams’ Cooper Kupp set apart by creativity

The Super Bowl MVP can tick off a list of receivers he considers more athletic than him, but the instincts he worked so hard to refine as a late-bloomer make him a unique threat. → Read More

Swanson: WNBA travel woes create a competitive disadvantage

The league maintains charter flights would unfairly benefit some teams, but isn’t playing a sixth game in 10 days on airplane fumes also a disadvantage? → Read More

Swanson: UCLA’s Dorian Thompson-Robinson has grown up, into a leader

For all that a career’s worth of growing pains has taught him, the Bruins’ fifth-year quarterback recognizes there is more work to do. That realization is important – for him and his team. → Read More

Vin Scully was impactful, inspiring: ‘He transcended baseball; he was life’

The iconic Dodgers broadcaster incited passion and inspired careers, united communities and brought together families across generations. → Read More

Ralph Lawler: Vin Scully’s greatness ‘unmatched’

The Hall of Fame basketball broadcaster says everyone in the field “aspired to be able to do something like Vin, but he was so far above the rest of us.” → Read More

Swanson: Dodgers’ front office has earned fans’ trust – San Bernardino Sun

This summer, L.A. fans have far more faith in the Dodgers’ decisions than the Lakers’ moves. It’s not that the Dodgers never miss, but they don’t miss much, even when they take big swings. → Read More

Swanson: Even in L.A., Bill Russell is a beloved figure

Reflecting the feelings of L.A. basketball fans and Lakers greats, Jeanie Buss tweets ‘Bill Russell was a treasure’ following the news of his death Sunday. → Read More

Swanson: Pac-12 football coaches’ message? Adapt, adjust and evolve

UCLA coach Chip Kelly pays homage to the conference that changed his life and insists Bruins players will adapt to future Big Ten travel without issue → Read More

Swanson: George Kliavkoff will need more than witty retorts to save Pac-12

Commissioner zings the Big 12, expresses disappointment with USC and UCLA and says he’s bullish about the Pac-12’s future, but his conference is in crisis mode. → Read More

Swanson: Is Chargers QB Justin Herbert a winner?

Already one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks, the third-year pro says he’s not sweating heightened expectations: “There’s no pressure on us … we’ve got the pieces, the athletes and competitors.… → Read More

Swanson: Liz Cambage steps away; Sparks respect her decision

The team and its star center agreed to a buyout after she played just 25 games – but what’s most important is how she’s doing. → Read More

Swanson: Applying ‘The Eye Test’ to SoCal sports – Orange County Register

There will always be a place for numbers and analytics, but it’s worth searching for the stories and the insights that help make the stats matter amid the agony and the ecstasy. → Read More

Brandon Boston Jr., Clippers surge past Jazz for Summer League win

Boston scores 13 of his game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead a late-game onslaught that lifts the Clippers to an 82-65 victory on Friday afternoon in Las Vegas. → Read More

Clippers go cold in Las Vegas, lose to Nuggets

They erase most of a 17-point deficit but shoot just 38.4% from the field and never lead in an 80-75 Summer League loss. → Read More

Lakers’ late push helps them beat Clippers in Summer League clash

Mason Jones (15 points, 10 rebounds) and three other Lakers score in double figures as they pull away for an 83-72 win in Las Vegas. Brandon Boston Jr. and Jay Scrubb score 15 apiece for the Clippe… → Read More

Clippers impress in Summer League-opening victory

With recent acquisition John Wall on the sideline watching, five Clippers score in double figures in a victory over the Memphis. → Read More

Report: Clippers extend offer to former UCLA center Moses Brown

In need of a backup big, the team reportedly has interest in signing the 7-2 free-agent center → Read More

Meet the ‘Big Brother’ contestant whose GIF spit-take became a viral meme

Elissa Reilly Slater might have one of the most famous faces in the world even though most people don’t know her name. → Read More