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Volume 24 No. 155
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FRANCHISE NOTES

          In order to boost attendance for Saturday's game
     against the Warriors, the 76ers will give away 5,000 Beanie
     Babies to children 12 and younger on a first-come, first-
     served basis (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 1/16)....The Patriots
     will play the Cowboys in an exhibition game in Mexico City
     in late July (BOSTON GLOBE, 1/15)....In N.Y., Bill Madden
     reports that NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Mets President Fred
     Wilpon have discussed plans to relocate the Mets'
     Pittsfield, MA, rookie-league affiliate to Coney Island. 
     The team "would be the centerpiece of a proposed
     multimillion-dollar sportsplex" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 1/16).