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National sports briefs: Post-Curry Wildcats to open with Butler

Associated Press
DAVIDSON ó Davidson begins the post-Stephen Curry era with a schedule that includes home games against Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts as well as tournament appearances in New York and Charleston, S.C.
The schedule released begins with the Wildcats visiting Butler on Nov. 14. They will then play South Florida on Nov. 19 in the first of three games in Charleston.
The Wildcats host Rhode Island on Nov. 28, Penn on Dec. 28 and UMass on Dec. 30. Davidson will face Gonzaga in Seattle on Dec. 12 and Cornell on Dec. 20 in the first of two games at Madison Square Garden.
Davidson’s Southern Conference opener is Dec. 3 at The Citadel. The conference tournament is in Charlotte.
– KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ó Tennessee forward Emmanuel Negedu will spend some time at the Cleveland Clinic to consult with doctors about his health.
The 20-year-old was revived by the Volunteers’ training staff after a post-workout collapse. The Tennessee staff has not confirmed reports that he did not have a pulse after collapsing.
NBA
BOSTON ó Celtics forward Bill Walker is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after surgery on his right knee.
* RICHMOND, Va. ó The Washington Wizards say Gilbert Arenas has missed scrimmages at training camp because of a finger injury ó not because of any problems with his surgically repaired left knee.
* INDEPENDENCE, Ohio ó Delonte West worked out with his Cleveland teammates after missing the first two days of training camp.
* INDIANAPOLIS ó The Pacers will be without several key players when they play host to Chicago in their preseason opener tonight.
The Pacers are expected to play without starter Mike Dunleavy (knee), first-round pick Tyler Hansbrough (shin), guard Travis Diener (toe) and guard Earl Watson (personal reasons).
GOLF
PRATTVILLE, Ala. ó Janice Moodie shot an 8-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over 14-year-old Alexis Thompson in the Navistar LPGA Classic, with Michelle Wie and top-ranked Lorena Ochoa two strokes back.
SOCCER
CARSON, Calif. ó Galaxy star David Beckham is confident that an inflamed right Achilles tendon will not keep him from playing tonight in a game against Chicago with postseason implications.

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