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Talib okay after being shot at club

The Broncos say former Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib was released from a hospital and recovering after he was shot in the lower right leg early Sunday at a Dallas strip club.

Broncos spokesman Patrick Smyth said the team has been in touch with Talib, 30, and that he was okay.

Dallas police said a customer pulled a gun about 2:45 a.m. inside the V Live strip club, according to the Dallas Morning News. Three people were shot, police said.

Talib, who grew up in Texas, played with Tampa Bay from 2008, when he was drafted in the first round, to 2012, when the Bucs traded him to the Patriots partway into the season while he was under league suspension for violating performance-enhancing substance policy. In 2009, Talib was jailed on charges of simple battery and resisting arrest without violence after he was accused of punching a taxi driver in St. Petersburg.

In 2011 he was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, along with his mother, but the charge was dropped.

Obituary: Henry Childs, who played tight end for the Saints from 1974-80, died Friday, the team said. He was 65.


UFC revokes credentials over Lesnar report

A reporter's credentials were revoked during a UFC show Saturday in Inglewood, Calif., after he reported that WWE star and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was close to fighting again for the organization. Ariel Helwani of said on Twitter he was escorted out of the UFC 199 show before the main event. Helwani's story appeared a few hours before UFC announced that Lesnar would fight next month at UFC 200. UFC spokesman Dave Sholler said journalists should contact the UFC for comment before reporting a story.


U.S. women defeat Japan in short exhibition

Julie Johnston and Alex Morgan scored to lead the U.S. women past Japan 2-0 in Cleveland in an exhibition that was stopped in the 76th minute by severe weather.

Copa America: Venezuela beat 10-man Jamaica 1-0 in the Group C opener at Soldier Field in Chicago.


Mikulak wins fourth straight U.S. men's title

Sam Mikulak used a steady performance to win his fourth straight all-around national championship in Hartford, Conn., in advance of August's Olympics. Mikulak, a 2012 Olympian, had 181.5 points, 1.65 more than Chris Brooks. Jake Dalton, another 2012 Olympian, finished third. Mikulak is the first man to win four straight national titles since Blaine Wilson won five straight in the 1990s. Eighteen men were chosen from this competition to compete in this month's Olympic trials, where they will vie for spots on the five-member Olympic team.


Track and field: Buffalo Bills receiver Marquise Goodwin won the long jump with a leap of 27.6 feet and ended 2012 Olympic champion Greg Rutherford's year-long unbeaten streak at a Diamond League event in Birmingham, England. Rutherford finished fifth; he said he had a neck injury. Andre De Grasse won the 200 meters in 20.16 seconds against a field that did not include any of the reigning Olympic or World medalists. De Grasse shared the 2015 world 100 bronze with former Gibbs High standout Trayvon Bromell, who pulled out of the Birmingham meet after he appeared to have problems at a meet in Rome on Thursday.

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Sports in brief 06/05/16 [Last modified: Sunday, June 5, 2016 11:09pm]
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