Friday's editions mistakenly reported that former American University basketball coach Ed Tapscott will be an analyst for Home Team Sports's Colonial Athletic Conference coverage this winter. An HTS spokesman said Kevin Grevey will continue in that role. (Published 10/ 27/90)

SPECIAL DELIVERY: Boomer, LT and Joe Montana are heading to Baghdad, via NFL Films.

In a unique diplomatic arrangement, tapes of NFL Films' weekly show "This Is The NFL" and week-old game highlights are being shipped through the State Department's diplomatic courier to unspecified locations in Iraq, where Americans are being detained.

The request came from Jack Frazier, a rigging supervisor from Whitefish, Mont., who recently was released by Iraq. In a telephone conversation a few weeks ago with his fiancee, Deanna Frizzell, he asked her to contact the NFL and see whether tapes of San Francisco 49ers games could be obtained.

Although the Americans have access to few newspapers and magazines, there is a VCR in their compound. The only other tape they had access to was the movie "Top Gun." . . .

Speaking of NFL Films, it placed a microphone on Bengals Coach Sam Wyche during Monday night's wild game against the Browns. Turner Broadcasting has exclusive rights to air the tape, which includes Wyche's arguments with the officials and quarterback Boomer Esaison during the seemingly endless second quarter. TNT will run the tapes before and after Sunday night's game between Cincinnati and Atlanta.

THOMPSON'S RETURN: Longtime Baltimore Orioles announcer Chuck Thompson, who retired three years ago, will return for 81 games next season on the team's radio network, the (Baltimore) Sun reported Thursday.

Thompson, 69, will substitute when play-by-play announcer Jon Miller is on assignments for ESPN and the Orioles' telecasts on Channel 2. He is expected to work three innings per game, with the announcer the team hires to replace Joe Angel, who left to work for the Yankees.

NOTES: Former American University basketball coach Ed Tapscott will work as an analyst this winter during Colonial Athletic Association games on Home Team Sports. . . . ESPN will begin its new documentary-series, "Amazing Games," Sunday at 8 p.m.