“Everyone had that mindset coming into the year,” Ty Jerome said Tuesday at John Paul Jones Arena ahead of the team’s departure for the ACC tournament in Charlotte.,“I have fun every year with my team, but this has been a unique group, and we try to really be united more,” Bennett said.,Even after losing ACC Defensive Player of the Year Isaiah Wilkins and All-ACC honoree Devon Hall, the Cavaliers still had the leadership in place to allow themselves to set a new course.,They could fall off and let last year’s ACC regular-season and tournament championships represent the peak of Virginia basketball, or they could renew their internal fortitude and aim for bigger and better things.,Of course, Tuesday’s media availability is likely the last time the team will be this loose and open until its season ends, whenever that end happens to come.

But unlike HBO and “Game of Thrones,” WGN and the Cubs aren’t hyping their final season together after 72 years.,In my first year as Cubs beat writer in 1997, WGN televised 144 games.,The following January, the Cubs owners — Tribune Co. — decided to reduce the WGN schedule to 92 games, placing 62 games on CLTV, the company’s local cable news channel.,Fans gradually grew accustomed to watching more games on cable, and in 2003 the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls and Blackhawks began their own sports channel, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, which is now NBC Sports Chicago.,WGN will televise the Cubs' season opener — likely for the last time »

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You can reach him at from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have developed a set of algorithms they claim can master an Atari video game 10 times faster than current leader in the field, Google-owned AI firm DeepMind.,As with Google DeepMind’s game playing AI, the goal of developing such algorithms is to improve problem-solving in real-world situations.,According to Zambetta, their new system can be applied to a wide range of tasks outside of the video game world when supplied with raw visual inputs.,In 2015 Google Deepmind’s AI famously learnt how to play 49 computer games, such as Video Pinball, to a human level and with minimal human input.,More recently, DeepMind’s program AlphaStar became the first AI to defeat a professional StarCraft player, a complex strategy video game.

Dennis Jacob interviews legendary Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden in 1984, a few months after being hired at The Stuart News.,After telling the stories of so many coaches and athletes from pre-teens to senior citizens, covering teams from youth leagues to the pros and traveling to events near and far, from Stuart to as far away as Grand Junction, Colorado, it's finally time to work on my own story.,Jensen Beach, Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie West Centennial, Sebastian River and Treasure Coast high schools had yet to be built.,The Stuart News, Fort Pierce News-Tribune and Vero Beach Press Journal had separate owners (E.W. Scripps, Freedom and the Schumann family).,(Photo: FILE PHOTO)

When I began work in 1984, The Stuart News covered four high schools — Martin County, South Fork, Fort Pierce Central and John Carroll Catholic. read more

• Doug Ford made a quick stop in Kingston on Sunday to greet supporters five days before voters choose a new government for Ontario.,• A Kingston Health Sciences Centre cardiologist has co-written a study to send out an alert to colleagues across North America to be on the lookout for a condition known as Lyme carditis, which is related to Lyme disease and affects the electricity of the heart.,After 23 years as a Liberal riding provincially, Kingston and the Islands voted the NDP’s Ian Arthur to be its member of the provincial parliament, squeezing ahead of Liberal incumbent Sophie Kiwala and the Progressive Conservatives’ Gary Bennett.,• Anna Workman of the Kingston Blues is the golden girl once again at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships.,• The city’s planning committee voted unanimously late last week to approve a large apartment complex on Princess Street in the Williamsville District corridor, clearing another hurdle for Podium Developments, the building’s owner.

Nearly a week after a controversial ruling by a New Jersey high school wrestling official, in which he ordered an athlete to cut his dreadlocks or risk forfeiting his match, reaction to the incident has spread nationwide, including television networks, major publications and, of course, social media.,The Dec. 19 dual meet between Buena Regional and Oakcrest high schools was interrupted when Buena wrestler Andrew Johnson was told by Maloney that he needed his hair cut prior to taking the mat, or else he would forfeit the bout.,Wrestling rules established by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) clearly state athletes' hair cannot extend past the ear lobes, otherwise a legal hair covering must be worn.,While the other Buena wrestlers supported their teammate, and said it could have been handled better, they mostly hailed Johnson as a team player and said he was complying with the rules by cutting his hair, nj.com reports.,"A few years ago, the NFHS ruled a few hair coverings are no longer approved, and only one type is allowed now," said former Fermi High School coach Jeff Beiler.

Buy Photo Vero Beach’s Tommie Lewis (3) shoots over Tampa Bay Tech’s David Cexil (5) Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, during their high school boys basketball championship game at the Holiday Hoopla Tournament at Vero Beach High School.,(Photo: JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALM)Buy Photo

Here are 10 things you may not know about the Holiday Hoopla, the long-running Vero Beach High School boys basketball tournament.,Buy PhotoFort Pierce Central players and coach James Dawson (back row, far right) celebrate their second consecutive Holiday Hoopla title in 2010, defeating Vero Beach in what remains the only final matching area teams.,Local wins hard to come by Aside from Fort Pierce Central's two Hoopla titles, area teams not named Vero Beach are a combined 28-44 in the tournament.,Buy PhotoCoach Chuck Loewendick guided Vero Beach High School's boys basketball team to 11 of its 14 Holiday Hoopla titles during his 29-year run from 1988 to 2017. read more