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Tennis player CAROLINE WOZNIACKI will run the TCS N.Y. Marathon on Nov. 2, and said the marathon has "always been on my bucket list." Wozniacki, who originally was scheduled to marry RORY MCILROY in November, said, "I looked at my schedule and I didn’t really have any plans when my season ended, so I thought, 'Why not do it?'" While this is Wozniacki's first road race, she said that she "ran 30 to 40 minutes a day as part of her tennis training." Wozniacki's "running playlist" includes a mix of RIHANNA, CALVIN HARRIS, DAVID GUETTA and ADELE (N.Y. TIMES, 8/1). Wozniacki and '14 Boston Marathon winner MEB KEFLEZIGHI will enter the event as NYRR's Team for Kids Ambassadors (CBS, 7/31).

THE OWNER'S BOX: Jaguars Owner SHAHID KHAN is on the cover of the August edition of Void Magazine (TWITTER.com, 7/31)....Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT and his girlfriend, RICKI LANDER dined with Marvel Entertainment CEO ISAAC PERLMUTTER and his wife, LAURA, at N.Y.'s Sistina on Wednesday night (N.Y. POST, 8/1).

NBA's Adam Silver met with China Vice
Premier Madam Liu Yandong on Thursday
LOVE & BASKETBALL
: NBA referee VIOLET PALMER, who became one of the league's "first ever female referees" upon her arrival in '97, today will marry longtime partner TANYA STINE in L.A.. Palmer is the NBA's "first ever openly gay" referee (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 7/31)....NBA Commissioner ADAM SILVER on Thursday was invited to meet with China Vice Premier Madam LIU YANDONG in Beijing. Silver this week also visited the NBA Yao School at the Wukesong Hi-Park (THE DAILY)....MAGIC JOHNSON and a team of former NBAers canceled their participation in the opening ceremony of Jerusalem Arena due to "ongoing rocket fire" and the IDF's operation in Gaza (JERUSALEM POST, 8/1).

KIDS IN THE HALL
: The '14 class of the New Jersey HOF will include PATRICK EWING and NFL Senior VP/Broadcasting & Media Operations COO HOWARD KATZ. Katz was elected in the “Enterprise” category (NORTHJERSEY.com, 7/31)....Former NHLers ERIC LINDROS, JOHN LECLAIR and ERIC DESJARDINS will be inducted into the Flyers HOF (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 8/1).

NAMES: Rays manager JOE MADDON on Thursday hosted an event at a “one-night-only pop-up restaurant” in Tampa. Buddy Brew Coffee “opened its doors to an invitation-only preview of Ava, the restaurant collaboration” of Maddon and restaurateur MICHAEL STEWART that is “slated to open in October” (TAMPA BAY TIMES, 8/1)....Univ. of Kansas men’s basketball coach BILL SELF demonstrated to children from the Boys and Girls Club of Wyandotte "how STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- relate to basketball." STEM in sports is a campaign by Time Warner Cable (K.C. STAR, 8/1)....East Greenwich, R.I., resident CHRISTOPHER RENZI is asking a federal judge to “declare him the rightful holder of the trademark CR7," which is often associated with La Liga club Real Madrid MF CRISTIANO RONALDO (PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, 8/1)....The gloves worn by MUHAMMAD ALI in his ’71 fight against JOE FRAZIER "sold at auction on Thursday for almost $400,000" at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland (REUTERS, 7/31)....Red Sox P CLAY BUCHHOLZ on Thursday hosted the annual fundraiser for his eponymous foundation, which "provides health, educational, and sports opportunities to improve the lives of children in need" (BOSTON GLOBE, 8/1)....Magic G BEN GORDON listed his three-bedroom town home in Northbrook, Ill. for $475,000. He paid $660,000 for it in ’04 (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 8/1).
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