Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade will have surgery on his left knee, keeping him from playing in the London Olympics. A spokesman for USA Basketball confirmed Wade would not play next month and was expected to issue a statement shortly. Wade, fresh off winning his second NBA title with the Heat, told the Associated Press he took the advice of doctors and decided to have the surgery on the knee that bothered him throughout the playoffs. He was told by doctors that it would be a "cleanup" procedure and expects to be ready to play when the Heat start training camp in the fall. Spokesman Craig Miller confirmed that Wade spoke with USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo and Olympic coach Mike Krzyzewski to tell them he wouldnt be able to play. Wade won a gold medal in Beijing four years ago and was also on the U.S. team that stumbled to bronze at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Elite Ray Nitschke Jersey
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. -- Clemsons determination to overcome fatigue was no match for West Virginias fresh legs.DUNEDIN, Florida - Jose Bautista was watching the ninth inning of Canadas 10-3 win over Mexico Saturday night and didnt like what he saw. "I believe in the unwritten rules of the game," said Bautista of Chris Robinsons bunt in the ninth inning, which inflamed Mexican tempers and led to a brawl between the two teams. "They should be respected. Its a code amongst players and everybody who plays baseball at a level higher than Little League knows what it is and theres no excuse." Prepare to be disappointed if youre looking for the best player on our countrys lone major league team to stand behind Canadas late-game strategy. "I thought it was uncalled for, what (Robinson) did, especially after having two bad slides at second base, too," said Bautista. What about Canadas run differential, an ugly -10 after a mercy loss to Italy in the tournament opener? Didnt they need to beat Mexico by as much as possible? "Im not buying the fact that teams are bunting when theyre up by six because of the rules of the WBC," said Bautista. The Canadian victory, coupled with the late shenanigans, restored pride to a squad battered by the loss to the Italians. Former star player turned first base coach Larry Walkers involvement – and post-game comments – reflected the hockey mentality to which Canadians best relate. Bautista, though, feels scraps are best left on the ice. "A fight for this tournament is not good, no matter who it is and no matter what it was about," said Bautista. "You never want to see guys get into fights because the possibility of injuries exists... It is competitive and theres a lot more on the line than just personal success. Youre playing for your country and its a short tournament and people play with a lot of passion so emotions are high. That sort of stuff can happpen.dddddddddddd" The World Baseball Classic is still in its infancy; its imperfections many. Theres debate about when is best to schedule the tournament. March is too early, pitchers are on stringently mandated pitch counts; nobody wants to play in November after the long haul of 162 games; the major league season is compacted as is and cant be interrupted part way through. "Im not the one to make the rules but I think everybody would agree, players and organizers, that somethings not working," said Bautista. "Theyll sit down and figure it out and come up with a better way to set up the tournament. Whether thats the timing, the length or whatever it is, theyll figure something out... Once you start doing a tournament like this for the first time, you cant make it perfect from the first couple of times. It takes a couple of go-arounds to make sure that you get everything squared up and set up the right way." Bautista, returning from wrist surgery last September, isnt participating in the WBC. The fact hes not playing doesnt mean Bautista isnt an active viewer – hes been huddled with Dominican teammates watching their team jump out to a 2-0 mark in Pool C action. A cry of "Winner, winner, chicken dinner" was heard from Bautistas stall when the Dominicans wrapped up Saturdays 6-3 win over Spain. Bautista will be watching Saturday afternoon when Canada meets the USA in a winner-advances, loser-goes-home tilt. "Its a game thats going to bring out a number of rivalries," said Bautista. "Canada and the US have had rivalries that go back a number of years and in a broad number of different sports; even stuff outside of the sports. Im sure that everybody is going to have that competitive edge, pulling for their own and its going to be an interesting game when everythings on the line." ' ' '