Don’t expect AT&T Stadium to host a Super Bowl any time soon

AT&T Stadiumphoto: Getty Images Jerry Jones championed the construction of Jerry World — AT&T Stadium — to host major sporting events far and wide, not simply for eight or nine Dallas Cowboys home games per year. His building hosted a Super Bowl in 2011 but weather problems in the Metroplex made that one a miserable … Read more

NBA trade deadline: What Shams is hearing about the Raptors and trade talks around the league

The NBA trade market has officially heated up with next week’s Feb. 9 deadline upon the league, and conversations among team executives are expected to become more serious as the next few days unfold. Across the NBA, it’s no secret the Toronto Raptors are viewed as a swing team in this year’s trade market. Raptors … Read more

Leroux: Myles Turner’s unusual deal could be a win-win for him and Pacers

Myles Turner and the Indiana Pacers have agreed to a renegotiation and extension that adds two new seasons and nearly $60 million to his contract. Since the renegotiation-and-extension occurs rarely in the NBA (the last one was Robert Covington and the 76ers in November 2017) and Turner’s name has loomed large in trade deadline discussions, … Read more

Lakers issues with officiating come to a head after crucial no-call in Boston: ‘We got cheated’

BOSTON — LeBron James sat in front of his locker with his knees wrapped in ice, staring blankly ahead, searching for an answer to a problem that has plagued him for weeks, if not the entire season. “I don’t understand,” James kept repeating to himself after the Los Angeles Lakers’ 125-121 overtime loss to the … Read more

Knicks have no answers for Kyrie Irving in loss to Nets

It doesn’t matter how many Knicks fans fill the seats or how many key Nets are sidelined. When the two teams meet, the team from Brooklyn can basically roll the ball out and prevail. Until further notice, the Nets own the on-court aspect of this city rivalry. It continued Saturday. The Knicks were coming off … Read more

Julius Randle leads Knicks past Cavaliers to end losing skid

The last time the Cavaliers visited the Garden, the Knicks started a long winning streak. Maybe Tuesday’s win will have that same effect. At the least, it snapped a four-game losing skid that was threatening to ruin all the good vibes from a strong first half to the season. Instead of having to answer questions … Read more

Aldridge: With Rui Hachimura trade, Wizards seek to win more along the margins again

If you want to strip what’s left of the Titanic, call the Washington Wizards front office. No one is better at salvage operations. There was no way the Wizards could let everyone come back to DC on the team charter from their five-game road trip, which starts Tuesday in Dallas. At least one significant trade … Read more

Rui Hachimura traded to Lakers: How this move helps Los Angeles now and later

In finalizing a trade for Rui Hachimura, the Los Angeles Lakers are making a long-awaited upgrade on the wing — both for this season and potentially the future. After months of deliberation over finding the right player and deal, the Lakers opportunistically struck on Hachimura, the No. 9 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft who … Read more

Lakers, Wizards swing trade for Rui Hachimura: Grades and reaction

We’ve been waiting for NBA trade deadline season to have its official start, and we’re finally getting it roughly two and a half weeks before the Feb. 9 deadline. The Lakers and Wizards are making the first move, with 2019 top-10 pick Rui Hachimura heading to LA in exchange for Kendrick Nunn and multiple second-round … Read more