LAS VEGAS – Webb Simpson cruised to victory Sunday at TPC Summerlin, pulling away for a six-stroke win in the second event of the PGA Tours new wraparound season.
Winning for the first time since the 2012 U.S. Open, Simpson closed with a 5-under 66 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He finished at 24-under 260 after opening with rounds of 64, 63 and 67 to take a four-stroke lead into the final round.
Ryo Ishikawa and Jason Bohn tied for second. Ishikawa, the Japanese player who had to play the Web.com Tour Finals to regain his PGA Tour card, shot a 65. Bohn had a 66.
Driver slowed by broken thumb
Justin Lofton is recovering from a fractured left thumb he suffered in a wild crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
South Carolina QB situation uncertain
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says quarterback Connor Shaw wont need surgery for his sprained left knee. But Shaw is unlikely to play when the 20th-ranked Gamecocks travel to No. 5 Missouri this weekend.
Former Huskies coach James dies
Don James, the longtime University of Washington football coach who led the Huskies to a share of the national championship in 1991, died Sunday. He was 80. James was 176-78-3 at Kent State and Washington, going 153-58-2 in 18 seasons with the Huskies from 1975-92.
Around the links
In Conover, N.C., Michael Allen won the Greater Hickory Classic for his fourth Champions Tour title, beating Olin Browne with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
In Perth, Australia, former top-ranked amateur Jin Jeong won the Perth International for his first professional victory, beating Englands Ross Fisher with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
In Incheon, South Korea, Amy Yang birdied the first playoff hole to beat South Korean compatriot Hee Kyung Seo and win the LPGAs KEB HanaBank Championship for her first title.
In Macau, Australias Scott Hend won the Macau Open for his third Asian Tour victory of the year, closing with a 4-under 67 for a three-stroke victory.
In Cheonan, South Korea, Kang Sung-hoon won the Korea Open, which ended in a dispute after Kim Hyung-tae was informed of a two-shot penalty when he led by one shot with two holes to play.
Rangers goalie Biron retiring
Goaltender Martin Biron announced his retirement after playing parts of 16 NHL seasons. The New York Rangers put the 36-year-old Biron on waivers last week.
Phelps not talking about comeback
Michael Phelps has been working out with his former coach but is still not ready to announce a much-speculated comeback to swimming in time for the Rio Olympics, according to close friend and business partner Bob Bowman.
The Saint Francis men defeated Huntington 2-1 to win a share in the Crossroads League regular-season conference title. Jake Essig staked the Foresters to a 1-0 halftime lead, but a pair of goals from Jason Walcutt led the Cougars to the victory. The Cougars are tied in first place with Indiana Wesleyan for the conference title. The Crossroads League Tournament begins Saturday.
IPFW womens goalkeeper Sam Pavlika recorded her third shutout of the season as the Mastodons defeated Western Illinois 1-0. Andie Lazzerini scored her second goal of the weekend. The Mastodons ( 1-1-1 in the Summit League) host South Dakota on Friday.
The Saint Francis womens team defeated Indiana Wesleyan 2-1 in the Crossroads League season finale. The Cougars got goals from Sarah Freygang and Kristin Strout. The Wildcats responded with a goal with 13 minutes left. The Cougars enter the Crossroads Tournament as the No. 3 seed. The tournament begins Saturday.
Serena to play former champion
Top-ranked titleholder Serena Williams will face former winner Petra Kvitova in her group at the WTA Championships, which start Tuesday in Istanbul. The draw for the event that brings together the top eight players in the world also put Agnieszka Radwanska and Angelique Kerber in Williams Red Group. Second-ranked Victoria Azarenka heads the White Group, which also includes Li Na, Sara Errani and Jelena Jankovic.
Wozniacki wins Luxembourg Open
Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark won her first tournament of the year, beating German teenager Annika Beck 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the Luxembourg Open.