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TWO KILLED, ONE HURT IN CAR CRASH

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in a car crash after coaching at a kicking clinic, a Sheriff's Department official said Sunday. LSU's kicker also was injured in the crash.

Speed was likely a factor in the single-vehicle crash that happened around 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Waukesha County Sheriff's Lt. Thom Moerman said.

Sadler, 24, of Grand Rapids, Mich., was driving. He and Foltz, 22, of Greeley, Neb., both died. LSU K Colby Delahoussaye, 21, was a passenger and was injured.

Nebraska said Sunday that the football team will skip this week's planned Big Ten media days in Chicago because of Foltz's death. Officials with Michigan State didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Foltz was a three-year starter for Nebraska and last year was named the Big Ten's punter of the year. Foltz graduated from Nebraska with a degree in agronomy in May.

Cornhuskers coach Mike Riley said Foltz was respected on the team and had a positive influence on everyone he interacted with. Foltz' friends gathered outside the stadium in Lincoln on Sunday afternoon for a prayer vigil.

"The young men in our football program are hurting, but I know that their strength of character and resolve will bring us together and we will honor Sam every day moving forward," Riley said.

Sadler was a four-year starter and four-time academic All-American at Michigan State. He finished his college playing career after the 2014 season.

Dan Tracy with Kohl's Kicking said both Sadler and Foltz had been coaching at a weekend clinic in Wisconsin.

OLYMPICS

Aussies rip Rio village

The head of Australia's delegation said its 700 athletes and staff would not move into their rooms in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for at least two days, citing electrical and plumbing problems in the sprawling Athletes Village less than two weeks before the start of the Games. "Electricity and water is not a good combination," Kitty Chiller, head of the Australian delegation, told reporters.

TENNIS

Serena out of Rogers

Serena Williams pulled out of the Rogers Cup because of shoulder inflammation. The three-time Rogers Cup champion was seeded first in the hardcourt tournament, which begins today in Montreal.

CITI OPEN: Gael Monfils won his first title in 21/2 years, breaking Ivo Karlovic twice in the span of four service games during a 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 victory in the final in Washington.

CROATIA OPEN: Fourth-seeded Fabio Fognini beat Andrej Martin 6-4, 6-1 to win the title in Umag.

SWEDISH OPEN: Sixth-seeded Laura Siegemund clinched her first WTA title with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Katerina Siniakova in the final in Bastad.

SWISS OPEN: Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez won his first career claycourt title, beating Robin Haase 6-4, 7-5 in the final in Gstaad.

BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC: Johanna Konta outslugged top seed Venus Williams for her first singles title, winning 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 in Stanford, Calif.

ET CETERA

NFL: Four people were killed when a bus carrying Cowboys staffers but no players collided with a van on a northwestern Arizona highway. The fatalities were passengers in the van, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr said.

SOCCER: Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice, and the host New York Red Bulls beat New York City FC 4-1. … Dom Dwyer scored twice and host Sporting Kansas City held Seattle without a shot until the 88th minute in a 3-0 victory.

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