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MIAMI -- Heat forward Udonis Haslem played through much of the second half of Miamis season with a torn right meniscus, and told The Associated Press that surgery will be required to repair the previously undisclosed injury. Jake Matthews Jersey . Haslem made the revelation Saturday after a promotional appearance where hundreds of Heat fans began lining up to see the Miami native five hours before he arrived. Surgery will occur soon, he said, and Haslem expects to be ready for training camp this fall. "It forces me to be smart and take my time with recovery this summer," said Haslem, who just completed his 10th NBA season, all with Miami. "Obviously, I dont heal like I used to so Ive got to be a lot smarter and this forces me to be smart. My bodys a little weary right now, a lot more weary than it was after last year." Haslem averaged 3.9 points in 75 regular-season games this past season for the Heat, who captured their second straight NBA title. Haslem and Dwyane Wade are the only players who have been part of all three of Miamis NBA championship clubs. He only missed three games before the final week of the regular season, sitting out Dec. 10 against Atlanta with flu-like symptoms, Dec. 29 against Milwaukee with a neck contusion and Feb. 14 against Oklahoma City after remaining back in Miami with what the team called a bruised right leg. Haslem got hurt two nights earlier, leaving a Feb. 12 home game against Portland after only nine minutes. Haslem played 50 games after that injury, including Miamis playoff run. "Im already thinking about recovery," Haslem said. Its already been a hectic off-season for Miami, which made the decision to use a team option and keep starting point guard Mario Chalmers and had three other players -- Ray Allen, Rashard Lewis and James Jones -- all exercise their player-option rights to return next season. Just about everyone in the organization, including Heat President Pat Riley and stars LeBron James and Wade, said they wanted those players to stick around for another year. The next decision that should affect the Heat is the one that will be made by forward Chris "Birdman" Andersen, who becomes a free agent on Monday. Miami wants him back badly, and the Heat were 54-8 in games where Andersen played this season. "I expected everybody that had the opportunity to come back to make the choice to come back," Haslem said. "Hopefully everything will work out with Bird and well have him back again at it as well. I have no idea what hell do, but he fit in great with us. He was what we needed in that role. To me, its almost a no-brainer." Haslem was on the 2006-07 Heat team that came back virtually intact after winning a title, and remembers how many issues plagued that team, starting with several veterans showing up for training camp out of shape. With it now virtually certain that next seasons Heat team will be pretty close to the one that beat San Antonio in seven games for this seasons championship, Haslem is sure that the same issues wont be a problem again. "Everybody will be in shape," Haslem said. "Me and D-Wade learned that the hard way. And LeBron sets the standard so high, man, everybodys got to keep up with him so nobody wants to come back out of shape." Haslem signed hundreds of autographs for 90 minutes, then scribbled his name on many more items thrust toward him by people still waiting in line when his appearance Saturday was completed. Many of those on line at a Sports Authority store wore shirts and jerseys with Haslems name on the back, which he still finds mindboggling. He left $14 million on the negotiating table three summers ago just so he could remain with the Heat and not go elsewhere as a free agent. "Its amazing," Haslem said. "Its amazing. 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NEW YORK -- Roger Federer could not pull off another big escape at the U.S. Open, losing 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals Saturday against Croatias Marin Cilic. It was the second significant surprise of the day, coming after Novak Djokovic was beaten 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 by Japans Kei Nishikori, who became the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam singles final. Instead of the No. 1-seeded Djokovic against the No. 2-seeded Federer -- who have combined to win 24 major championships -- in Mondays final, it will be No. 10 Nishikori against No. 14 Cilic, neither of whom has ever appeared in a Grand Slam title match. "Thats going to be a sensational day for both of us," said Cilic, who at 25 is a year older than Nishikori. For the first time in nearly a decade -- since Marat Safin beat Lleyton Hewitt at the Australian Open in January 2005 -- a mens final at a major tournament will be contested without at least one of Federer, Djokovic or Rafael Nadal, the 2013 U.S. Open champion who did not attempt to defend his title because of a right wrist injury. That trio won 34 of the past 38 Grand Slam trophies, including two months ago at Wimbledon, when Djokovic edged Federer in a five-set final. In the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows on Thursday night, Federer dropped the first two sets against 20th-seeded Gael Monfils and wound up facing two match points, but managed to sneak away with a victory. There would be no such comeback this time against Cilic, who was forced to sit out last years U.S. Open while serving a doping suspension. Cilic had only played one prevvious major semifinal, at the 2010 Australian Open, while this was Federers 36th. Taylor Gabriel Jersey. And Cilic came into the day with an 0-5 head-to-head record. But on this particular day, Federer never was able to solve the big serves and substantial wingspan of his 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) opponent. Cilic hit serves at up to 132 mph (213 kph) and finished with 13 aces, including three in the final game. That he would serve effectively was no surprise. What truly stood out, though, was the way Cilic managed to hang with Federer in exchanges from the baseline. The start of Federer-Cilic was delayed for about an hour because of rain; the whole match only took 1 hour, 45 minutes, making it the fourth-fastest Grand Slam loss in Federers long and distinguished career. "Just an amazing day for me. I feel amazing," Cilic said. "To be able to play like this, I never dreamed of." Cilic is the first man from Croatia to get this far at a major since his coach, Goran Ivanisevic, won Wimbledon in 2001. Thats nothing compared to Japans wait. As it is, Nishikori was the first man from his country to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since 1933. Now he made it a step further. "Very happy to make history," Nishikori said. He weaved his way through a pair of five-setters totalling more than 8 1/2 hours in the previous two rounds -- beating No. 5 Milos Raonic, then No. 3 Stan Wawrinka -- yet appeared to be much more lively than Djokovic, a guy widely considered as fit as they come in mens tennis these days. "Just wasnt myself," Djokovic said. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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