Already No. 1 in the world, Luke Donald left little doubt who is No. 1 on the PGA Tour.

Donald ran off six consecutive birdies on the back nine Sunday and closed with an 8-under 64 at Walt Disney Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. He moved from five shots off the lead to win the Children's Miracle Network Classic.

"I'm thrilled and over the moon," Donald said.

Donald trailed Webb Simpson by $363,029 coming into the final tournament of the year, and he was two behind Simpson at the turn. He ended up beating Simpson by four strokes and winning the money title by nearly $700,000.

Donald is positioned to become the first player to win the money title on the PGA Tour and European Tour in the same season. His lead in Europe is just over $1.8 million with five tournaments remaining.

Yani Tseng wins LPGA Taiwan

• Yani Tseng closed with a 6-under 66 in the LPGA Taiwan Championship for her 10th worldwide victory of the year.

• Sergio Garcia took his first title in almost three years, winning the Castello Masters in Spain by 11 strokes, the third-largest margin of victory in European Tour history.


Italian MotoGP rider dies in race

Marco Simoncelli, a rising MotoGP star from Italy, died Sunday at the same Malaysian circuit where he won the 250cc world title in 2008. He was 24.

Simoncelli crashed his motorcycle four minutes into the race.

He died a week after Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed in the IndyCar finale at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.


Ligety gives U.S. a GS sweep

World champion Ted Ligety completed an American double at the season-opening World Cup weekend in Soelden, Austria, winning the giant slalom a day after Lindsey Vonn took the women's GS.

"For us both, to get the top step here is cool," Ligety said. "I feel sorry for the other girls now Lindsey has started to win giant slaloms as well."


Epstein sends Boston his thanks

Departing Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein took out a full-page ad in his hometown newspaper to thank Boston fans, the team's owners, players and others.

Epstein, a Brookline, Mass., native, became president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.

Epstein's ad in Sunday's Boston Globe appears as a letter with the title "10 Years, Two Championships, Countless Memories, Infinite Thanks."


Historic loss stings ManU

History was made in Premier League soccer on Sunday, when Manchester City took 6-1 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford, ManU's hallowed pitch.

It was ManU's worst league loss at Old Trafford since 1955, its first home loss in 37 match, and the first time United conceded six goals at home in the league in 81 years.


Minnesota Scene: Purdue scored two first-half goals, the second one with 15 seconds left to play, and beat the Gophers 2-1 in a women's soccer game at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Figure skating: Alissa Czisny edged Italy's Carolina Kostner by 0.13 points to win the women's title at Skate America in Ontario, Calif., even though the American fell on a triple jump.