Lisa Dillman

Writer

Lisa Dillman is a sports reporter for the Los Angeles Times. 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

  • Raisman reflects on the long road back to the Olympics

    Raisman reflects on the long road back to the Olympics

    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. women dominate in gymnastics preliminaries

    U.S. women dominate in gymnastics preliminaries

    Aimee Boorman, the United States women’s gymnastics coach, couldn’t remember the specific jokes she was telling her prized protege, Simone Biles, to keep her loose during the long interval before the balance beam. “I’m sure she thinks they’re really stupid,” Boorman said. But they were good enough...

  • Injured French gymnast Samir Ait Said thankful for strong show of support

    Injured French gymnast Samir Ait Said thankful for strong show of support

    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 qualify for gymnastics team finals

    U.S. men qualify for gymnastics team finals

    As gymnast Alex Naddour finished his pommel horse routine, he was greeted by his United States Olympic teammates as if he had survived a ruthless interrogation.   It best describes how the apparatus treated Chris Brooks and Sam Mikulak on Saturday as they came off it in consecutive routines during...

  • French gymnast breaks a leg competing in vault

    French gymnast breaks a leg competing in vault

    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. loses to Croatia, 7-5, in men's water polo opener

    U.S. loses to Croatia, 7-5, in men's water polo opener

    They could have kicked back and watched the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics on television. Perhaps even taken a few smiling selfies from the village in their official team gear like other teams did on Friday night. No one would have blamed the U.S. men’s water polo team for sitting it out,...

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