Lisa Dillman

Writer

Lisa Dillman is a former sports reporter for the Los Angeles Times; she left in 2016. She has covered the Kings, the Ducks, the Clippers, professional tennis, soccer and Olympic sports at five Summer Games and two Winter Games for the newspaper since 1992. With business reporter Jim Bates, she was honored by APSE, finishing second in the investigative category with a series of reports detailing the rise and fall of Kings owner Bruce McNall into bankruptcy and the subsequent federal investigation. More recently, she covered the Kings' run to the Stanley Cup in 2012. She plays tennis much better than she skates.

Recent Articles

  • Gwen Jorgensen wins gold for U.S. in women's triathlon

    Gwen Jorgensen wins gold for U.S. in women's triathlon

    2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals Aug. 27, 2016, 10:01 a.m. The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games or the 1904...

  • U.S. men's volleyball team loses to Italy in semifinals

    U.S. men's volleyball team loses to Italy in semifinals

    Three points stood between the U.S. men’s volleyball team and a spot in the final. The Americans were three points from beating Italy in the fourth set until Ivan Zaytsev exerted his will and his equally formidable serve, pushing it to a fifth set with three straight aces. The 27-year-old Italian...

  • U.S. men's volleyball team loses to Italy in semifinals

    U.S. men's volleyball team loses to Italy in semifinals

    2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals Aug. 27, 2016, 10:01 a.m. The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games or the 1904...

  • Helen Maroulis of Rockville, Md., wins first-ever wrestling gold for U.S. women

    Helen Maroulis of Rockville, Md., wins first-ever wrestling gold for U.S. women

    Helen Maroulis first felt last year that she could beat legendary wrestler and three-time Olympic champion Saori Yoshida of Japan. She wrote about the possibilities in her journal but self-belief can be fleeting. The path to becoming the first U.S. women’s wrestler to win an Olympic gold medal...

  • Women's wrestling: Maroulis, Pirozhkova in medal hunt; Gray loses in quarterfinals

    Women's wrestling: Maroulis, Pirozhkova in medal hunt; Gray loses in quarterfinals

    2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals Aug. 27, 2016, 10:01 a.m. The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games or the 1904...

  • U.S. to meet Italy in men's volleyball semifinals

    U.S. to meet Italy in men's volleyball semifinals

    The machine known as the U.S. men’s volleyball team sputtered and unexpectedly hit a wall in the Olympic quarterfinals in 2012 in London and left without a medal. Italy was its nemesis that day.  Friday,   the U.S. will get the chance to atone for that shortcoming. Actually, that simple narrative...

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