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Interim England manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed that Wayne Rooney will not start against Slovenia on Tuesday night. [url=]Boston Red Sox Hats[/url] . Southgate says the decision was based on how Slovenia are expected to play and not a reflection on how Rooney performed during Saturdays 2-0 win over Malta.Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson will captain England on the night in the absence of Rooney, who was booed on a couple of occasions by a small section of the home support on Saturday. Southgate says Rooney has accepted his demotion to the bench with great professionalism and that Englands all-time leading goal scorer will remain the captain of the side.Its very straightforward, said Southgate. Weve looked at Slovenia and the way they play and, from when I looked at it, Ive had in my mind the profile of the midfield that we wanted to play.In no way is it a reflection on his performance on Saturday. In fact we were very pleased with what he did. Jordan Henderson (centre) will captain England in Slovenia on Tuesday night Hes still captain of this team while Im in charge.Everything I have seen this week has only improved the feeling of how impressive he has been as a leader of this group.Not only did he accept the news with professionalism but he immediately said he wanted to talk to you [the media] today.I go back to what Ive witnessed at St Georges Park over the last three years, from afar. That has only been embellished by what Ive witnessed this week. Rooney says he respects Southgates decision Theres a depth to his leadership that unfortunately people outside of the group wouldnt be aware of.Hes almost like a coach within the dressing room already and thats a compliment to his football intelligence and whats right for the group.It is a football decision. Its based on the profile of the opposition and the type of player we believe we need for this game.On a human level, its a very difficult decision. I dont like the idea that it might bring satisfaction to some people that hes not in the team.Im probably more annoyed about that than he is. Hes had to live with that reaction through his career.Tottenhams Eric Dier will come into the starting line-up to replace Rooney and Southgate added: Eric Dier will start and its clear they are two different sorts of player.We are away from home and we need different skills for a different tactical challenge. As a coach, youve got to look at the right set-up. Eric Dier will start in Wayne Rooneys place Henderson played well against Malta and Southgate thinks he will rise to the challenge of leading the side.Ive been very impressed with him, said the interim boss.Whats stood out for me is that hes captained a club [Liverpool] where hes had to take over from one of the biggest players in English football [Steven Gerrard].In this group he has a voice, an opinion, and ideas of what we need to work on, and good tactical awareness. Hes used to the responsibility of captaining a big football club.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the British Masters on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: Rooney shocked by booing Right call over Rooney? Englands playing-time problem Winning start for Southgate [url=]Travis Shaw Red Sox Jersey[/url] . Whenever United loses, its crisis. When other top teams slip up, its the quirky nature of the Premier League. The predictable reaction speaks to the sky-high expectations for a team proven perennial contender and 13 times Premier League champion. [url=]Roger Clemens Jersey[/url] . Patton was placed on the restricted list testing positive for a banned amphetamine. Patton took Adderall, a drug commonly used to combat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, late in the 2013 season and then was given a random drug test. [url=][/url] . A spokeswoman for the NLRB says its "a very incremental move" and does not necessarily indicate the board is close to a finding in the case. NFL owners filed an unfair labour charge against the players union in February, arguing that the union was not negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement in good faith. MINNEAPOLIS -- After a rough first two innings, Nick Tepesch settled down and cruised through another quality outing to help the Texas Rangers stay hot. Tepesch won his second consecutive start, Elvis Andrus and Chris Gimenez each had two RBIs, and the Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Monday afternoon. Tepesch (2-0) gave up both his runs in the first two innings before lasting 6 2-3. He struck out four to win consecutive starts for the first time in his career. "Thats one of the things that made me successful today, to be able to put the first two innings behind me," Tepesch said. "Treat each inning as a new inning." Alex Rios added two more hits and now has six straight multi-hit games. The Rangers have won three straight and five of six after a rough start to the season. "Early in the season everything didnt go the way we wanted it to," Andrus said. "At the same time, we still trust in each other and we knew theres a lot of baseball left. Everyone is feeling well right now as a team." Trevor Plouffe homered and Eduardo Escobar had two hits and an RBI for the Twins, who have lost four in a row since climbing two games over .500 on May 21. After Kevin Correia (2-6) set down nine straight, Roughned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo lined back-to-back two-out singles in the fifth. Andrus followed with a double to the gap in left-centre that scored both runners and broke a 2-all tie. "Its two-out hits. Thats been the theme this season," Correia said. "That one pitch or two pitches a game, you make that one pitch and its a world of difference." Gimenez made it 6-2 with a two-run double down the line in left in the eighth off reliever Jared Burton and Texas was on its way to another win. "We just got off to a bad start," Texas manager Ron Washington said. "Im so happy that were finally putting it together as a group." Minnesota had its opening day outfield back together for the first time since the first week of the season. Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia were activated from the disabled list after Sundays game and started alongside centre-fielder Aaron Hicks. But the re-enforcements werent enough to overcome Tepesch, whoo didnt allow a runner past second base after the second inning. [url=]Boston Red Sox T-shirts[/url]. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire knows it might take a few more at-bats before Willingham and Arcia are able to help lift Minnesotas struggling offence. "That can be a huge part of it, driving the baseball and let them get a few at-bats here," Gardenhire said. "It takes a little time, a little different pitching up here than down there." Tepesch dominated Triple-A Round Rock after getting demoted in spring training and has a 2.95 ERA in three big-league starts since being recalled May 14. "Hes shown these three starts what hes capable of doing," Washington said. "But you cant hang your hat on a couple of outings. If hes around here healthy, hes going to get many outings. I just want him to be consistent." Hicks, a career switch-hitter, informed manager Ron Gardenhire before the game that he has decided to only hit from the right side. The struggling prospect is hitting .250 right-handed compared to .149 from the left side. He had two singles Monday. Two replay reviews went against the Twins. Arcia slided into third after a botched play in the outfield in the first, but a review showed third-baseman Adrian Beltre tagging him before his foot reached the base. Gardenhire challenged an out call at first on Willinghams dribbler down the line in the sixth, but the call stood. NOTES: Hicks told Gardenhire before the game he had no confidence swinging from the left side. "He came to me this morning and said he wants to hit right-handed. So, obviously, when a guy has no confidence left-handed, you gotta do what you gotta do," Gardenhire said. ... This was Ron Washingtons 1,186th game as Rangers manager, tied with Bobby Valentine for most in franchise history. ... Texas P Tanner Scheppers, out since April 18 with elbow inflammation, had his first rehab outing on Saturday with Double-A Frisco and will make three more with Triple-A Round Rock before being eligible to return on June 3. ... Choo hopes to return to left field on Tuesday after DHing the last two games with a sore left ankle. ... Phil Hughes (5-1, 3.15 ERA) will try for his fifth consecutive win on Tuesday against the Rangers Yu Darvish (4-2, 2.35). 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