Celtics snap skid, roll over Cleveland

Red flags usually dot the hardwood like a slalom course when the Celtics reach the third quarter. But Jaylen Brown, with a furious assault on the paint, changed all that by himself against Cleveland on Sunday night. With Jayson Tatum in street clothes on the bench — he’s expected to return from COVID-19 quarantine Monday […]

MBTA pays out millions in overtime during pandemic year

Riders may have disappeared amid the pandemic, but MBTA employees are still riding overtime that added up to $82 million last year — on par with prepandemic spending — that shows no signs of slowing down. Related Articles 2020 MBTA payroll with overtime, buyouts now added Dozens of employees are on track to pad their […]

Wild can’t complete comeback in 5-3 loss to Sharks

Trailing by a couple of goals, the Wild had the San Jose Sharks right where they wanted them. As ridiculous as that sounds, the Wild have made a habit of erasing deficits this season, then turning them into unlikely wins. Unfortunately for the Wild, they couldn’t complete the comeback on Sunday night at Xcel Energy […]

Chiefs, Buccaneers to face off in unusual Super Bowl

For Tom Brady, another trip to the Super Bowl — but this time, in a Tampa Bay uniform. And for his new team, the Buccaneers, a first-of-its-kind home game, but without the usual home-field advantage. To put a bow on this make-it-up-as-we-go NFL season — a campaign upended but never fully undone by the coronavirus […]

Weekend Hot Topic, part 2: Most cliched video game tropes

Weekend Hot Topic, part 2: Most cliched video game tropes

Dark Souls 2 – attack his ankles for massive damage (pic: Bandai Namco) GameCentral readers discuss the most annoying cliches in gaming, from unhelpful shopkeepers to sewer levels. The subject for this week’s Hot Topic was suggested by reader Gannet and covered anything from gameplay mechanics to game design to character and story moments or […]