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Ridgewater alumni hoops games Saturday

The Ridgewater College alumni basketball games are Saturday.

The women’s game begins at 1 p.m. and the men’s game is at 3 p.m.

The afternoon includes a meet-and-greet for parents of current players.

The public is welcome.

Golden Gloves boxing begins Nov. 4

Willmar Golden Gloves boxing practices begin Nov. 4 and continue through April 2014.

Practices include conditioning and training every Monday and Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Willmar City Auditorium.

Participants age 8 and older are welcome. Required equipment includes athletic shoes, mouthpiece and workout clothes.

A signed parental consent form is required and a $75 registration fee must be paid prior to training. The registration fee is non-refundable and participants must provide two face photographs and a copy of their birth certificate.

Contact coach Kirk Davis at 320-979-2639 or 320-235-1494 for more information.

Oneida Nation requests meeting with NFL owners

NEW YORK (AP) — Characterizing their meeting with the NFL about their disapproval of the use of Redskins by the Washington franchise as disappointing, representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation requested a meeting with all 32 NFL owners during Super Bowl week.

They hope to persuade the other team owners and Commissioner Roger Goodell to put pressure on Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to drop the nickname they find offensive.