Crusaders beats Lions for Super title
Canterbury Crusaders survived a rally by 14-man Golden Lions to triumph 25-17 in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday and win a record-extending eighth Super Rugby title. The match took a decisive turn just before half-time when Lions flanker Kwagga Smith was red-carded for tackling airborne Crusaders full-back David Havili. An already dominant visiting team stretched a 12-point half-time lead to 25-3 before the home side rallied with two late converted tries.
Marquez on pole for Czech GP
World championship leader Marc Marquez claimed his fourth pole position of the season after leading Saturday's qualifying for the Czech MotoGP in Brno, Czech Republic. The three-time world MotoGP champion from Spain clocked 1min 54.981sec on his Honda to finish 0.92sec ahead of Italian veteran Valentino Rossi, of Yamaha, with Spaniard Dani Pedrosa at 0.138 for Honda.