Mirjam Swanson, The Sun

Mirjam Swanson

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Glendale, CA, United States

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Past articles by Mirjam:

Swanson: Carlos Alcaraz, a nice guy finishing first a lot

With characteristic energy, the gifted 19-year-old Spanish star began his pursuit of the NP Paribas Open title — and the No. 1 ranking. → Read More

Swanson: Paying tribute to Pau Gasol – and Kobe Bryant, too

Gasol describes Bryant as “the brother who elevated me, inspired me and challenged me to be a better player, just to be a better overall human,” but it went both ways. → Read More

Swanson: What’s up with the Clippers? No one knows!

A stunning turnaround Sunday proved again that you can’t count out Tyronn Lue’s team, though you can’t count on the Clippers either. → Read More

Swanson: UCLA plays hard and together — and it could pay off – San Bernardino Sun

Proud alumni like Larry Farmer are pulling for Mick Cronin’s team, experienced and defensively elite, to make a run at the Bruins’ 12th national championship. → Read More

Swanson: Hate it or not, load management stinks for NBA fans

Could the league’s increasing work-smarter-not-harder approach to the regular season eventually dampen fan interest? And then what? → Read More

Swanson: Hate it or not, load management stinks for NBA fans

Could the league’s increasing work-smarter-not-harder approach to the regular season eventually dampen fan interest? And then what? → Read More

Swanson: USC’s Destiny Littleton finds her voice

A model of resiliency after a lifetime of hardships, the Trojans’ well-traveled point guard has a story to tell. Have a listen. → Read More

Swanson: Desperate? Gutsy? Clippers think Russell Westbrook will work for them

Under pressure to win, the team bets on the former league MVP whose presence will pose more questions than answers. → Read More

Genesis Invitational notes: Patrick Cantlay loves Riviera Country Club

The former UCLA standout shoots a second-round 67 to move into sixth place; Tiger Woods’ TGR Foundation helps students – who are helping out at the tournament this week. → Read More

Swanson: Tiger Woods tampon ‘prank’ complicates his legacy

The all-time great broadened golf’s appeal and upended prejudiced perceptions of who was supposed to be good at it. This week he perpetuated an unappealing sexist trope. → Read More

Swanson: Tiger Woods and his fans go home happy at Riviera

The Genesis Invitational is far from over, but it’s already had a happy ending: Woods’ three consecutive birdies to close the opening round with a 2-under-par 69, which left him beaming and five sh… → Read More

Swanson: Sierra Canyon’s Juju Watkins is a sensation for all the right reasons

The nation’s top-ranked recruit on its top-ranked team, playing basketball as well (or maybe better) as any high school girl before her, the USC-bound Watkins remains a kid playing a game and havin… → Read More

Swanson: Clippers still in wait-and-see mode

They work on the margins during a trade deadline flurry, but whether the team ever takes off this season will depend on stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. → Read More

Swanson: Russell Westbrook a Clipper? Why not? Plenty of reasons

Adding a volatile, ball-dominant-or-bust presence to a team that has two proven stars who both need the ball is a horrible fit on many fronts, and the Clippers have a more pressing concern at backu… → Read More

Swanson: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar no longer No. 1, but he’s still making points

The Lakers legend has remained a resonant figure long after his basketball career ended, becoming almost as prolific a writer as he was a scorer. → Read More

Swanson: LeBron James’ scoring title pursuit makes for strange times in Lakerland

When he becomes the NBA’s all-time leader in points scored, it’ll be a highlight in an era of Lakers basketball that’s offered few thrills and much disappointment. → Read More

Swanson: LeBron James nears scoring record – but let’s talk about his passing

As he approaches NBA scoring history, people in the league can’t help but bring up the Lakers star’s astounding amount of assists – testimony that points to what makes James quite possibly the grea… → Read More

Swanson: Rickie Fowler builds confidence at Farmers Insurance Open

There’s a lot that’s new in the 34-year-old’s life, but he looked a lot like the Fowler of old while he was ascending the leaderboard with a 5-under-par 67 on Friday at Torrey Pines. → Read More

Swanson: Lakers squandering LeBron James’ greatness as they await ‘championship move’

GM Rob Pelinka sounds disinterested in making necessary incremental improvements, moves that might give James and co-star Anthony Davis a puncher’s chance in the playoffs. → Read More

Sportscaster Fred Roggin to sign off from KNBC Channel 4 after 42 years

The decorated, adaptable on-air talent will focus on his AM 570 radio show among other creative outlets, NBC4 announced on Tuesday. → Read More