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Published: Saturday, Nov. 6 2010 11:39 p.m. MDT

Jeter, Rivera become free agents

At 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning, Derek Jeter entered unchartered, and for him unwanted, territory.

Free agency.

The shortstop, along with Mariano Rivera and the rest of the Yankees' free agents, were free to begin negotiating with all teams just after midnight.

No talks between the agents for the two Yankees icons and the team were scheduled for the weekend, but working out those contracts are priorities. Those two deals, along with an all-out pursuit of Cliff Lee, will begin this week. The three players are central to the team's offseason plans, which are fairly straightforward — re-sign Jeter and Rivera and ink Lee to what likely would be a $100-million-plus contract.

Slater wins record 10th world surf title

ISABELA, Puerto Rico — Surfer Kelly Slater of Florida won a record 10th world title at the Rip Curl Pro Search on Saturday.

The 38-year-old surfer scored two barrels in the first five minutes of his heat against Brazilian surfer Adriano de Souza, earning a perfect 10 from two of five judges.

Officials had suspended the Rip Curl event for two days to honor Slater's rival, Andy Irons.

Utah Flash open camp Tuesday

OREM — The Utah Flash, affiliate of the Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks, will open camp on Tuesday.

Utah will have two practices a day for the first several days of training camp, and will set the final roster for the season on Nov. 18. The Flash open with five games on the road beginning Nov. 20 at Reno. See the training camp roster on D16.

—Deseret News wire reports

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