Man City look like champions again, and it’ll take more than VAR to stop them

LONDON — The 59,870 people present at the London Stadium on Saturday for Manchester City’s latest demolition of West Ham United will no doubt one day wistfully tell their grandchildren that they were present for a moment of history: yes, they were lucky enough to be there on the day the first Premier League goal was disallowed by the video assistant referee. VAR has arrived, ruling out a Gabriel Jesus goal in City’s 5-0 victory, and while it may well increase the number of correct decisions in the Premier League,…

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QB Johnson signs with Lions, his 13th NFL team

The Detroit Lions have signed veteran quarterback Josh Johnson to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Matthew Stafford. This is the latest stop for the 33-year-old, who last started three games for the Washington Redskins last year, completing 52 of 91 passes for 590 yards, 3 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. A fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2008 draft, he’s bounced around from team-to-team and league-to-league throughout his pro football career. The Lions mark the 13th NFL team for Johnson, who also played for the Sacramento…

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Top prospect performers for Friday August 9

Here’s a look at Friday’s top Minor League performers from each team’s Top 30 Prospects list: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Blue Jays: Alejandro Kirk, C (No. 13) — 2-for-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI (Class A Advanced Dunedin)Kirk, who began the day with three homers through 79 games, turned in the first two-homer game of his career as he went deep in both the fourth and fifth innings in Dunedin’s win over Bradenton. Kirk, whom the Blue Jays signed in 2016, is hitting .291 through 59 games with Dunedin this season and…

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