Rockets' Paul ruled out for Game 6

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HOUSTON (AP) Houston's Chris Paul will miss Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night because of a hamstring injury.

Paul was injured in the fourth quarter of Houston's win over the Warriors on Thursday night. The win gave the Rockets a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

The Rockets say Paul's strained right hamstring will be re-evaluated after the team returns to Houston following Game 6.

Cavs hoping to force Game 7 vs. Celtics

CLEVELAND (AP) Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was answering a question about Boston's defense on LeBron James during a teleconference when he tripped the security system at his home.

A piercing alarm sounded. (MORE)

Red Sox DFA Ramirez, take Pedroia off DL

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment on Friday to make room for Dustin Pedroia on the 25-man roster as he returns from the disabled list.

The 34-year-old Ramirez was hitting .254 with six homers and 29 RBIs in 44 games this season while splitting his time between first base and designated hitter. Ramirez had been with the Red Sox since 2015 after signing a four-year, $88 million contract as a free agent. (MORE)

Epstein denies rumors of Machado trade

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein insists his team has not engaged in trade talks, despite speculation about a potential deal for Baltimore Orioles superstar Manny Machado.

Epstein wouldn't comment on reports that the Cubs could be a landing spot for the slick-fielding slugger. He says there are "zero trade talks" at the moment. He also says the Cubs have enough to win the World Series for the second time in three years. (MORE)

McIlroy leads by 3 after 65 at Wentworth

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) Rory McIlroy shot a 7-under 65 to move into the second-round lead at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday.

So good was McIlroy's bogey-free round at Wentworth that playing partner Alex Noren, the defending champion, called it "the best round I've ever seen." (MORE)

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