cycling

Medalist Kristin Armstrong to be USA Cycling director

• Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong is joining USA Cycling as an endurance performance director. She will work with athletes preparing for world championships and other elite events. USA Cycling vice president Jim Miller announced her hiring Monday.

Armstrong retired from competition after winning the time trial gold medal at last year’s Rio Games, her third straight in the race against the clock. She also is a two-time world champion and six-time U.S. champion while racing primarily the road race and time trial.

Armstrong will work with athletes to develop objectives, monitor progress, optimize competition and training schedules. She will also assist partners on nutrition and psychology.

college football

Rice team relocates to TCU as Houston floods continue

• The Rice football team is relocating to TCU as flooding continues to inundate Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The Owls opened the season over the weekend in Australia, where they lost to Stanford. They arrived in Los Angeles on Monday morning. They are expected to arrive in Dallas this afternoon and will temporarily set up headquarters at TCU in Fort Worth until things improve in Houston.

Coach David Bailiff said: “While we would love to be coming home today, our first responsibility is the safety of these players. We learned some lessons in 2008 [during Hurricane Ike] about coming home too soon.”

The Owls have a week off before traveling to play UTEP on Sept. 9.

figure skating

Lipnitskaya, 19, retires

following anorexia battle

• Russian figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya has retired at the age of 19 following a battle with anorexia. Lipnitskaya won gold in the team event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi when she was 15, becoming the youngest Olympic skating champion since 1936.

However, she missed the medals in the individual competition, where she had been considered a potential champion.

Lipnitskaya bounced back with silver at the world championships in April 2014, her last major event.

Lipnitskaya’s mother, Daniela, told Russia’s Tass news agency that her daughter informed Russian skating officials of her retirement in April following three months of treatment for anorexia.

CORRECTION

The Beacon Journal received inaccurate information about the Buchtel football game against Columbus Beechcroft on Saturday. Devin West of Buchtel made a field goal and the Griffins scored three touchdowns. Kirkland Robins rushed for one touchdown and Brandon McGinnis tossed two touchdown passes — one to Zayir Keen and one to Zion Robinson.

— From wire reports