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ENGLEWOOD http://www.bengalscheapstore.com/jonah-williams-jersey-cheap , Colo. (AP) — Before Alzheimer’s forced him to step down several years ago, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen began his day the same way every day: grabbing two sticks of Big Red gum from the equipment room and then stopping by the training room for updates from head athletic trainer Steve Antonopulos.“Our conversations went from the players’ injuries to the players’ families to his issues,” Antonopulos recalled. “The trusted relationship that we had with each other has been phenomenal.”The Bowlen family announced Tuesday that Antonopulos, affectionately known as “Greek,” and now the team’s director of sports medicine, will present Bowlen into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the enshrinement ceremony in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 3.Antonopulos will become just the second athletic trainer to serve as a Hall of Fame presenter, joining Ed Abramoski Drew Sample Jersey , who presented former Buffalo Bills guard Billy Shaw in 1999.“I’m so humbled and honored that they have chosen me to do this. It means a lot to me. It’s a great honor,” said Antonopulos, who is the only employee who has worked full time at the Broncos’ training facility since Bowlen bought the team in 1984.Antonopulos’ 43 years as a Broncos athletic trainer are believed to be the most in NFL history with a single team and include 37 seasons (1980-2016) as the team’s head athletic trainer.Antonopulos said that when he presents Bowlen, he wants to make sure to convey how much Bowlen put winning atop his to-do list and how he genuinely cared for everyone who worked for him.The two became fast friends as a result.“It all started with him coming in and asking about players,” Antonopulos said. “Nobody cared about players more than Mr. Bowlen. He liked to communicate with them, not because he wanted to rub elbows, but because he cared about them.”Antonopulos said Bowlen’s competitive drive was overshadowed only by his compassion for others, something that became apparent when he won his first Super Bowl trophy and immediately dedicated it to his quarterback, John Elway.“That guy was crazy the way he worked out. We all know that he was involved in triathlons and that kind of thing http://www.bengalscheapstore.com/germaine-pratt-jersey-cheap , but it was unbelievable the way he worked here. He’d come into the training room and work for an hour, and I’m like, ‘Man, this is unbelievable how this guy is,'” Antonopulos said. “During the playoffs, he was always in finding out everything he could to win. Then when we finally did, you really saw his compassion if you think about it: ‘This one’s for John.’“It was about all John went through and how he embraced that. He wanted that for John. Not only himself, but like I said, he’s a humble man. It just breaks his heart to see the way that he is. It’s just a neat thing that he’s being inducted into the Hall of Fame.”
OAKLAND Ryan Finley Jersey , Calif. — Trevor Bauer will pursue a piece of Cleveland Indians history Friday night when he opens a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics.

Having recorded at least eight strikeouts in all five of his starts this month, Bauer needs 16 to match Hall of Famer Bob Feller’s franchise record of 70 for the month of June, set in 1946.

Bauer’s career high for strikeouts in a game is 14, set last May against the A’s in just seven innings.

More realistically, the California native needs 10 strikeouts to equal the second-best June total in Indians history, set by Sam McDowell in 1965.

Bauer (7-5, 2.44), who ranks third in the American League in strikeouts, has recorded 10 or more six times in his last eight starts http://www.bengalscheapstore.com/renell-wren-jersey-cheap , going 5-2 in the process.

The 27-year-old right-hander has never won in Oakland, going 0-2 with a 5.14 ERA in three starts. He’s 1-2 with a 4.44 ERA in five career starts against the A’s overall.

One A’s hitter Bauer has dominated in the past is hot-hitting Jed Lowrie, who has gone 1-for-9 in his career against him with five strikeouts in their all-time head-to-heads.

Lowrie had 15 hits in nine starts on Oakland’s just-completed road trip, raising his average to .294.

Bauer will be facing an A’s team that’s playing its best ball of the season. Oakland is coming off a four-game sweep at Detroit that capped a 7-2 trip.

The A’s have won nine of 11 overall.

The A’s have been even better against the Indians in recent years, winning seven of the last eight meetings in Oakland, including all three on Cleveland’s visit last July.

Right-hander Paul Blackburn (1-2, 8.83) will oppose Bauer.

The 24-year-old has alternated good and bad outings in his four appearances since returning from a strained right forearm that delayed the start of his season almost two full months.

He’s coming off one of the ugly ones, having allowed six runs and eight hits in five innings in a 10-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, but A’s pitching coach Scott Emerson noted he was impressed with the first four innings Michael Jordan Jersey , during Blackburn pitched scoreless, one-hit ball.

“It was tough for him, one rehab stint and then thrown into the fire,” Emerson said of the abrupt start to Blackburn’s season. “We’re past that now, and I told him now is when we start putting our stuff together and getting the outs we’re supposed to get. We can’t use (the injury) as a crutch anymore. It’s go time; he understands that.”

Blackburn has made one career start against the Indians, compiling a 0-0 record and 4.50 ERA.

The Indians head west after having lost two of three in St. Louis. They had won their previous seven games.

The Indians actually beat the A’s into Oakland, having had Thursday off while the A’s were finishing up their trip in Detroit.

They are coming off a 5-1 win over the Cardinals in which rookie Shane Bieber not only recorded his third straight win but also his first major league hit, a double off fellow rookie Jack Flaherty.

The A’s won’t see Bieber in the series … except as a possible pinch hitter.

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