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).