Say goodbye to the Orangemen -- and the Orangewomen.
From now on, Syracuse University's athletic teams will be known simply as the Orange and have the same logo, an interlocking SU.
"We are the only school in the country that has orange as its primary color. We want to accentuate that fact," Athletic Director Jake Crouthamel said yesterday at a news conference. He noted that Texas and Tennessee have a substantial amount of white to go with the orange in their uniforms.
The new logo will incorporate a consistent color palette, using a brighter orange than the current version and a darker blue. The school's colors have been orange and blue since 1890. . . .
Missouri confirmed that assistant basketball coach Lane Odom -- who led the Tigers' recruiting of troubled former player Ricky Clemons and was implicated in several alleged NCAA violations -- was quitting. Odom did not return calls seeking comment, but in a statement from the athletic department, he said he was resigning "to pursue other opportunities."
* FOOTBALL: Two-time MVP Kurt Warner met with the New York Giants to discuss the possibility of becoming the veteran quarterback who competes with Eli Manning for the starting job. Warner took a physical but didn't throw. While the Rams are letting Warner talk to other teams, he isn't allowed to throw for them.
* SOCCER: Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has reached a deal to buy a stake in English Premier League club Liverpool, a government spokesman said. Thaksin met Monday with a group of Liverpool representatives at his office in the Government House for the last round of discussions on his bid to buy a minimum 30 percent stake in the club. Thaksin told reporters after that meeting that the stake will cost more than $100 million.
* OLYMPICS: Greek javelin thrower Sofia Sakorafa has petitioned the International Olympic Committee to allow her to compete for Palestine at the Athens Games.
Sakorafa, 47, who broke the world women's javelin record in 1982, said she has become a Palestinian citizen and hopes to compete during the Aug. 13-29 Games. She would need an IOC waiver to bypass qualifying standards.
* SKIING: Reigning World Cup slalom champion Rainer Schoenfelder received a warning from the Austrian Ski Federation for failing a drug test. Schoenfelder tested positive for the banned stimulant etilephrine on March 27 at the Austrian championships. He could have received a two-year ban.
* BOXING: Former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe has dropped a $55 million lawsuit against former manager Rock Newman and issued a letter of apology to Newman. Bowe, from Fort Washington, had filed suit against Newman in 2002, claiming the manager had mishandled the boxer's finances.
-- From News Services and Staff Reports