Mirjam Swanson, The Sun

Mirjam Swanson

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Glendale, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Mirjam:

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

Swanson: Did Las Vegas Aces discriminate against Dearica Hamby? She thinks so

After the Sparks traded for the two-time All-Star — whose second child is due in March — she alleged her former team treated her unprofessionally and unethically. Here’s hoping L.… → Read More

Swanson: With Grizzlies’ Ja Morant, there’s always something to see

The NBA’s resident flying trapeze artist, an elevating, levitating, contorting magician, the Memphis guard makes for appointment viewing these days, even if the drama occasionally spills into the s… → Read More

Swanson: NBA ‘Snitch’ changing the game with his viral critiques

Gardena native Devin Williams – aka “#1 ranked snitch ref” on Twitter – is broadening his online reach with a hilarious new persona who calls out rules violations by NBA players. → Read More

Chargers coach Brandon Staley takes ownership for playoff loss but did he learn from it?

Staley says he takes ownership of Saturday’s meltdown in the AFC wild-card game against the Jaguars, but he doesn’t specify what he might do differently. → Read More

Swanson: Lakers, Clippers have holes to fill as trade deadline nears

If they’re going to turn it around this season, the Lakers still need shooting and length, and the Clippers could use athleticism and energy → Read More

Swanson: Lincoln Riley’s loyalty to Alex Grinch isn’t a bad thing

USC’s coach is doing the tough thing by sticking with his embattled defensive coordinator, by picking him up instead of making him the fall guy. → Read More

Swanson: Of course TCU is no match for Georgia in CFP title game

The Horned Frogs’ magical season included some luck and a lot of pluck, but they got Dawg walked for the College Football Playoff championship at SoFi Stadium → Read More

Swanson: UCLA, USC women’s basketball brings the drama — again – San Bernardino Sun

And the No. 12 Bruins escape with the win again, this time winning thanks to 22 points from 5-4 freshman point guard Londynn Jones. → Read More

Swanson: UCLA gymnastics seeking improved vibes and results in new era

With a new coach and a special freshman talent, the storied program kicks off its season Saturday, seeking to return to its winning – and happier – ways → Read More

Rose Bowl: Penn State dominates Utah as Rising is knocked out again

Utah QB Cam Rising was hurt in the second half as Penn State took control of the game → Read More

Swanson: Utah’s Cam Rising has a big decision to make after Rose Bowl – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The star quarterback’s calculus about whether to return for a sixth season is a lot different now than it was just a couple years ago, before athletes could take advantage of their Name, Imag… → Read More

Swanson: Baker Mayfield’s late-season exploits reward Rams’ tenacity

The Rams nailed it when they brought aboard Mayfield, giving the embattled quarterback an opportunity to do what he seems to do best – prove it. → Read More

Swanson: UCLA’s Hayden Nelson, Clippers’ Reggie Jackson give gift of their time

We should be like the Bruins linebacker, who regularly hangs out with young patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, or the Clippers’ guard, who recently shared a good holiday meal with a coupl… → Read More

Swanson: USC, UCLA are destination football schools in modern era

A Big Ten schedule and new marketing opportunities enhance the Trojans’ and Bruins’ recent on-field success and help sell both programs; USC nets the 15th-ranked recruiting class, UCLA ranks No. 36… → Read More

Swanson: Argentina’s World Cup win sparks a party in Southern California – Press Telegram

Lionel Messi’s heroics mean a good time for all, even the non-Argentinians who were part of large, triumphant viewing parties in Downey and Pico Rivera early Sunday morning. → Read More

Clippers' Intuit Dome will dazzle, but team must win for more fans to buy in

Steve Ballmer believes in his state-of-the-art Intuit Dome in Inglewood, but it’ll take building it – and winning – for new Clippers fans to come → Read More

Swanson: Lakers’ brass owes LeBron James, Anthony Davis some help

By standing pat with the current roster, the team’s front office isn’t honoring its commitment to put the stars in a position to succeed, squandering an opportunity to compete this season. → Read More