SBD/12/Leagues Governing Bodies

LEAGUE NOTES

     With the addition of the Canadian expansion teams, the NBA
will expand the number of teams in the annual draft lottery to 13
(HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 10/12)....The beginning of the NHL season
brings with it a "relaunch" of the league's new marketing
programs.  NHL Enterprises is readying spots based on the
league's new "marketing moniker" -- "the coolest game on earth"
(AD AGE, 10/9 issue)....Philadelphia businessman Ed Tepper has
applied to become the 15th NPSL franchise.  He expects to have a
lease agreement soon with the Spectrum to begin play in '96-97,
when the 76ers and Flyers move to the adjacent CoreStates Center
(PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 10/11)....The CFL Board of Governors
meets next month to discuss restructuring proposals put forth by
U.S. franchise owners.  Birmingham Barracudas Owner Art Williams
has called for a new name, rule changes and competition for top
college players (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 10/7)....In L.A., Hilary
MacGregor profiles Don Nomura, agent to Hideo Nomo who is seeking
to deregulate Japanese baseball.  Nomura:  "The Japanese teams
are like car companies here.  They are totally closed."  Japanese
baseball officials refer to Nomura as a "self-promoter" (L.A.
TIMES, 10/9)....FIFA has set up a commission to study European
proposals to overhaul the organization of soccer, rotate the
World Cup and increase income (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 10/10).
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