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Back to Back, Cavs, and Derrick Rose: Derrick Rose Leaves Game With Sprained Ankle, Says Foul Was Flagrant @balleralert Eox FOX NFL MIN Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) and QB Sam Bradford (knee) are out for Sunday's gar Derrick Rose Leaves Game With Sprained Ankle, Says Foul Was Flagrant – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the second game of the 2017-18 NBA regular season, DerrickRose left with a sprained left ankle after being hit by Bucks center GregMonroe. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the fourth quarter of the ClevelandCavaliers’ first road win of the season, Rose went up for a reverse layup, when Monroe caught him around the neck in an attempt to contest the shot. When Rose came back down, his left ankle twisted, forcing the sprain. But, oddly enough, a flagrant was not called for the hard hit, as the refs claimed Monroe “didn’t do it with any intent.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I think I’m the only person in the league that’s not getting a flagrant for that call, bro,” Rose said before leaving the game. “Come on, man. Like, I’m sure I’m the only player, but it is what it is. ….That’s a common foul. Wow. Come on.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result of Rose’s injury, Cavs Coach Tyronn Lue said Rose will probably miss the end of Cleveland’s back-to-back against the Orlando Magic, ESPN reports. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Just got to see how he feels,” Lue said. “It doesn’t look good right now.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I mean, it’s a sprain,” Rose said after the game. “It is what it is. There’s nothing I can do about that. Take me out [in] the air, kind of twisted my ankle when I came down. So, get a lot of treatment and see how it feels Saturday.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I haven’t had any problems with my ankle in a long time,” Rose added. “I don’t even wear braces anymore, which lets you know. So, I haven’t had any problems with it. Now, just got to make sure I get treatment, and if anything, I don’t lose the conditioning that I’ve built up and that I have right now. I’m in great shape right now, so I’ll be back.”
Back to Back, Cavs, and Derrick Rose: Derrick Rose Leaves Game With Sprained
 Ankle, Says Foul Was Flagrant
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Derrick Rose Leaves Game With Sprained Ankle, Says Foul Was Flagrant – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the second game of the 2017-18 NBA regular season, DerrickRose left with a sprained left ankle after being hit by Bucks center GregMonroe. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the fourth quarter of the ClevelandCavaliers’ first road win of the season, Rose went up for a reverse layup, when Monroe caught him around the neck in an attempt to contest the shot. When Rose came back down, his left ankle twisted, forcing the sprain. But, oddly enough, a flagrant was not called for the hard hit, as the refs claimed Monroe “didn’t do it with any intent.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I think I’m the only person in the league that’s not getting a flagrant for that call, bro,” Rose said before leaving the game. “Come on, man. Like, I’m sure I’m the only player, but it is what it is. ….That’s a common foul. Wow. Come on.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result of Rose’s injury, Cavs Coach Tyronn Lue said Rose will probably miss the end of Cleveland’s back-to-back against the Orlando Magic, ESPN reports. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Just got to see how he feels,” Lue said. “It doesn’t look good right now.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I mean, it’s a sprain,” Rose said after the game. “It is what it is. There’s nothing I can do about that. Take me out [in] the air, kind of twisted my ankle when I came down. So, get a lot of treatment and see how it feels Saturday.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I haven’t had any problems with my ankle in a long time,” Rose added. “I don’t even wear braces anymore, which lets you know. So, I haven’t had any problems with it. Now, just got to make sure I get treatment, and if anything, I don’t lose the conditioning that I’ve built up and that I have right now. I’m in great shape right now, so I’ll be back.”

Derrick Rose Leaves Game With Sprained Ankle, Says Foul Was Flagrant – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the second game of the 2017-1...

Batman, Driving, and Fail: LESSONS from the Fictional Elite THE JUSTICE LEAGUE DC Universe t the prospect of ling ina world shere bying to respect the basic rights of those aound you ase such dauning, impossible tasks then whot deal withit to raly cthers.WWe set thee esampla Tonn foner of L Superman is brawny and Batman guides the sheer strength of the A common goal can unite even t this fortifies and personalities. By having a clear purpose driving your team, they will be compelled to apply their unique strengths and abilities to achieve it Justice League with strategy crucial for this dynamic to work FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING Lord of the Rings Some bebeve it in only great power thit can whut I have lound t is the smal everyday deeds of ordinary folk that lowp the dakness at bay Smalil acts Have My Bow: Elven Success is earned through Elvish-made tools proved irwaluable to the Fellowship. The with which you choose to manage your Pippin's pep - every facet augment their talents or hinder them. Choose wisely! THE AVENGERS and the press 1would sather be a good man than a great king who w rid ted you tn move your Pch nto pare yourself like a tree by thenver of tru九 nd tell the whole wordd No.you move Steve Rogens Character Over Steve Rogers was Each Avenger provides a distinct set of strengths to the team. With colossal powers at play, ego can be Ultron). The allows for each wholesome heart and t of ego scouts, Iron Man n of i individual to become whole. Embrace the of your peers instead Widow sabotages Hulk smashes, etc. A often more than skills and achievement. Look for good people to join your team. skills trumps an army of of feeling threatened GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Ant no thing ke We Are Groot: Groot symbolizes the power of uniting to face a common cause. Cultivate branches of trust and compassion throughout your team so that everyone feels empowered and break schem and Star Lord's spontaneous dance battle, the Guardians averted disaster. Embrace the individuality of every team member Bizarre ideas can trigger DUNDER MIFFLIN The Office People will never be seplaced by Is Scott tosses out sexist and racial comments casually. Respect and Michael Scott is notorious for creating simple and don't force FOX MULDER AND DANA SCULLY The X-Files tum to the tantastic as a plausbiäty I Want to Believe: Mulder is driven by an almighty need to discover the truth. This fervor draws Scully into the crusade, creating dynamic duo Scully's intellect and skepticism reins in Mulder, while his euriosity and zeal draws h of s on your fearm can TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES The gath thor lests hat we truly desire is long folowing thur path do we Humans are not merely heroic ninja warriors by even in the play, creativity, and humanity can lead to Don't limit your guides their growth. Your team also needs judging solely by and stronger ideas Don't always play it and THE X-MEN Marvel Universe rou know. Youre the power el Gifted: The X-Men wouldn't X's vision, and guidance. A true the unique gifts of each team member instead of forcing within mutants and humans alike. They may stumble and fail, but the Professor guides them towards harnessing the failure to learn and evolve. leader is engaged and to cultivate their own talents and modes of team's wellbeing. OUICK BASE Teamwork tips from Dunder Mifflin (and other possibly more effective fictional teams)
Batman, Driving, and Fail: LESSONS
 from the Fictional Elite
 THE JUSTICE LEAGUE
 DC Universe
 t the prospect of ling ina world shere bying
 to respect the basic rights of those aound you
 ase such dauning, impossible tasks then whot
 deal withit to raly cthers.WWe set thee esampla
 Tonn foner
 of L
 Superman is brawny and Batman
 guides the sheer strength of the
 A common goal can unite even t
 this fortifies and
 personalities. By having a clear
 purpose driving your team, they will
 be compelled to apply their unique
 strengths and abilities to achieve it
 Justice League with strategy
 crucial for this dynamic to work
 FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
 Lord of the Rings
 Some bebeve it in only great power thit can
 whut I have
 lound t is the smal everyday deeds of ordinary
 folk that lowp the dakness at bay Smalil acts
 Have My Bow:
 Elven
 Success is earned through
 Elvish-made tools proved
 irwaluable to the Fellowship. The
 with which you choose
 to manage your
 Pippin's pep - every facet
 augment their talents or hinder
 them. Choose wisely!
 THE AVENGERS
 and the press
 1would sather be a good
 man than a great king
 who w rid ted you tn move your Pch nto
 pare yourself like a tree by thenver of tru九
 nd tell the whole wordd No.you move
 Steve Rogens
 Character Over
 Steve Rogers was
 Each Avenger provides
 a distinct set of
 strengths to the team.
 With colossal powers
 at play, ego can be
 Ultron). The
 allows for each
 wholesome heart and
 t of ego
 scouts, Iron Man
 n of i
 individual to become
 whole. Embrace the
 of your peers instead
 Widow sabotages
 Hulk smashes, etc. A
 often more
 than skills and
 achievement. Look for
 good people to join
 your team.
 skills trumps an army
 of
 of feeling threatened
 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
 Ant no thing ke
 We Are Groot:
 Groot symbolizes the power of
 uniting to face a common
 cause. Cultivate branches of
 trust and compassion
 throughout your team so that
 everyone feels empowered and
 break schem and Star Lord's
 spontaneous dance battle, the
 Guardians averted disaster. Embrace
 the individuality of every team member
 Bizarre ideas can trigger
 DUNDER MIFFLIN
 The Office
 People will never be seplaced by
 Is
 Scott tosses out sexist
 and racial comments
 casually. Respect and
 Michael Scott is
 notorious for creating
 simple and don't force
 FOX MULDER AND DANA SCULLY
 The X-Files
 tum to the tantastic as a plausbiäty
 I Want to Believe:
 Mulder is driven by an almighty
 need to discover the truth. This
 fervor draws Scully into the
 crusade, creating dynamic duo
 Scully's intellect and skepticism
 reins in Mulder, while his euriosity
 and zeal draws h
 of
 s on your fearm can
 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES The gath thor lests
 hat we truly desire is long
 folowing thur path do we
 Humans are not merely
 heroic ninja warriors by
 even in the
 play, creativity, and
 humanity can lead to
 Don't limit your
 guides their growth.
 Your team also needs
 judging solely by
 and stronger ideas
 Don't always play it
 and
 THE X-MEN
 Marvel Universe
 rou know. Youre
 the power el
 Gifted:
 The X-Men wouldn't
 X's vision,
 and guidance. A true
 the
 unique gifts of
 each team member
 instead of forcing
 within mutants and
 humans alike. They
 may stumble and fail,
 but the Professor
 guides them towards
 harnessing the failure
 to learn and evolve.
 leader is engaged and
 to cultivate their own
 talents and modes of
 team's wellbeing.
 OUICK
 BASE
Teamwork tips from Dunder Mifflin (and other possibly more effective fictional teams)

Teamwork tips from Dunder Mifflin (and other possibly more effective fictional teams)

Chicago, Confused, and Dating: Common Confirms He's Dating "Incredible" Angela Rye: "She's a Wonderful Woman" @balleralert Common Confirms He’s Dating “Incredible” Angela Rye: “She’s a Wonderful Woman” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After months of rumors and speculations, Chicago MC Common has finally confirmed his relationship with political commentator and activist, Angela Rye. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The rapper recently shared the news with SiriusXM’s Bevy Smith, saying “Yes, there’s definitely a connection with Angela Rye. She’s a wonderful woman. And you know, I’ll just say I’m dating. I’m happy right now. She’s an incredible human being.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “That’s the good thing about Angela, too, she’s just a fun person,” he continued. “She obviously is about the mission and about the people…Just because you’re conscious and aware don’t mean you got to not have fun. You’re still going to kick it, ‘cause that’s part of me too.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite Common’s recent confirmation, the two have been gushing over each other for months. After arriving to the Emmy’s together, Rye took to Instagram to congratulate the musician for his Creative Arts Emmy for the song, “Letter to the Free.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Super proud of this guy for having a big EGO, which is not to be confused with a big ego. Here he is giving thanks to the Almighty for his Emmy just like he does for taking every breath, every single day. I’m thankful for his tremendous example of humility, leadership, kindness, and creativity. May we all be inspired to WORKwoke.” ballerificcouples
Chicago, Confused, and Dating: Common Confirms He's Dating "Incredible"
 Angela Rye: "She's a Wonderful Woman"
 @balleralert
Common Confirms He’s Dating “Incredible” Angela Rye: “She’s a Wonderful Woman” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After months of rumors and speculations, Chicago MC Common has finally confirmed his relationship with political commentator and activist, Angela Rye. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The rapper recently shared the news with SiriusXM’s Bevy Smith, saying “Yes, there’s definitely a connection with Angela Rye. She’s a wonderful woman. And you know, I’ll just say I’m dating. I’m happy right now. She’s an incredible human being.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “That’s the good thing about Angela, too, she’s just a fun person,” he continued. “She obviously is about the mission and about the people…Just because you’re conscious and aware don’t mean you got to not have fun. You’re still going to kick it, ‘cause that’s part of me too.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite Common’s recent confirmation, the two have been gushing over each other for months. After arriving to the Emmy’s together, Rye took to Instagram to congratulate the musician for his Creative Arts Emmy for the song, “Letter to the Free.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Super proud of this guy for having a big EGO, which is not to be confused with a big ego. Here he is giving thanks to the Almighty for his Emmy just like he does for taking every breath, every single day. I’m thankful for his tremendous example of humility, leadership, kindness, and creativity. May we all be inspired to WORKwoke.” ballerificcouples

Common Confirms He’s Dating “Incredible” Angela Rye: “She’s a Wonderful Woman” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After months of rumors...

Chicago, Fall, and Love: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Common Released "I Used to Love H.E.R." @balleralert resurrection BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Common Released "I Used to Love H.E.R."-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 23 years ago today, Chicago rapper Common released one of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time, "I Used to Love H.E.R." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Released on his 1994 album 'Resurrection,’ "I Used to Love H.E.R." is one of Common's most influential tracks to date. Its authentic hip-hop feel with a heavy jazz influence allows this track to stand the test of time no matter how old it gets. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The song also established Common as a new, modern day conscious rapper. The "H.E.R." he is referring to is hip-hop. The acronym means "Hip-Hop in its Essence is Real.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The song tells the story of how hip-hop evolved from the 1980s to the 1990s. Common specifically speaks on the fall of Afrocentric rap and the rise of West Coast hip hop, ultimately claiming that hip-hop or this woman have become less authentic as hip-hop continues to become mainstream. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To this day, the song remains a classic and has inspired many artists we know today. Fellow Chicago native, KanyeWest, samples the first two lines of the opening verse in his song, "Homecoming.”
Chicago, Fall, and Love:  #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop:
 Common Released "I Used to
 Love H.E.R."
 @balleralert
 resurrection
BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Common Released "I Used to Love H.E.R."-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 23 years ago today, Chicago rapper Common released one of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time, "I Used to Love H.E.R." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Released on his 1994 album 'Resurrection,’ "I Used to Love H.E.R." is one of Common's most influential tracks to date. Its authentic hip-hop feel with a heavy jazz influence allows this track to stand the test of time no matter how old it gets. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The song also established Common as a new, modern day conscious rapper. The "H.E.R." he is referring to is hip-hop. The acronym means "Hip-Hop in its Essence is Real.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The song tells the story of how hip-hop evolved from the 1980s to the 1990s. Common specifically speaks on the fall of Afrocentric rap and the rise of West Coast hip hop, ultimately claiming that hip-hop or this woman have become less authentic as hip-hop continues to become mainstream. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To this day, the song remains a classic and has inspired many artists we know today. Fellow Chicago native, KanyeWest, samples the first two lines of the opening verse in his song, "Homecoming.”

BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Common Released "I Used to Love H.E.R."-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 23 years ago today, Chicago ra...

Memes, Obama, and Barack Obama: Barack Obama Calls Republicans' Attempt to Repeal Affordable Care Act, "Aggravating @balleralert Barack Obama Calls Republicans' Attempt to Repeal Affordable Care Act, "Aggravating"-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ When it comes to the current state of the country, many of us try to remain optimistic. But recently, even former president BarackObama had to admit how fed up he is with some of these issues. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Wednesday, Obama spoke during a ceremony held by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation about the Republicans’ recent attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “When I see people trying to undo that hard-earned progress for the 50th or 60th time, with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage, or roll back protections for older Americans or people with pre-existing conditions … for whom coverage would, once again, be almost unobtainable, it is aggravating,” Obama said. “And all of this being done without any demonstrable economic or actuarial or plain common-sense rationale, it frustrates me.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “And it’s certainly frustrating to have to mobilize every couple of months to keep our leaders from inflicting real human suffering on our constituents, but typically that’s how progress is won and how progress is maintained,” he continued. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The GOP Congress is not backing down when it comes to this issue though. They are currently trying to pass a bill proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.). The proposal is intended to repeal and replace the ACA with a new health care system that would be detrimental to millions, especially those with serious medical illnesses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What do you think about Obama's statement?
Memes, Obama, and Barack Obama: Barack Obama Calls Republicans'
 Attempt to Repeal Affordable Care
 Act, "Aggravating
 @balleralert
Barack Obama Calls Republicans' Attempt to Repeal Affordable Care Act, "Aggravating"-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ When it comes to the current state of the country, many of us try to remain optimistic. But recently, even former president BarackObama had to admit how fed up he is with some of these issues. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Wednesday, Obama spoke during a ceremony held by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation about the Republicans’ recent attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “When I see people trying to undo that hard-earned progress for the 50th or 60th time, with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage, or roll back protections for older Americans or people with pre-existing conditions … for whom coverage would, once again, be almost unobtainable, it is aggravating,” Obama said. “And all of this being done without any demonstrable economic or actuarial or plain common-sense rationale, it frustrates me.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “And it’s certainly frustrating to have to mobilize every couple of months to keep our leaders from inflicting real human suffering on our constituents, but typically that’s how progress is won and how progress is maintained,” he continued. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The GOP Congress is not backing down when it comes to this issue though. They are currently trying to pass a bill proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.). The proposal is intended to repeal and replace the ACA with a new health care system that would be detrimental to millions, especially those with serious medical illnesses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What do you think about Obama's statement?

Barack Obama Calls Republicans' Attempt to Repeal Affordable Care Act, "Aggravating"-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ When it comes to ...