Kashyap stunned: HS Prannoy pulled off one of the biggest upsets of his career as he overwhelmed his higher-ranked compatriot Parupalli Kashyap at the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold event.

Bags banned: Bags are prohibited from this year’s Boston Marathon for security concerns following last year’s deadly bombing. Marathon runners typically are allowed to bring bags or backpacks to keep their personal items.

Laureus Awards: World and Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica are among 42 sporting giants nominated for prestigious Laureus Awards to be presented next month.

Nicollet triumphant: Beginning with a five-stroke lead Sharmila Nicollet registered her first victory this season in the 4th leg of the Women&’s Professional Golf Tour at Bombay Presidency Golf Club.

Report denied: The Indian cricket board denied a website report which had suggested it was planning to appoint an Indian assistant coach in place of Joe Dawes. “Nothing of this sort is being planned," it said.

Parting ways: The PCB accepted the resignation of former captain, Javed Miandad, ending a six-year association between the two. Miandad, had joined the PCB in 2008 as Director-General cricket.

Novak dead: Former Hungary footballer and double Olympic gold medal winner Dezso Novak has died aged 75. He won gold medals with Hungary at the 1964 and 1968 Olympic Games as well as a bronze medal in 1960.

U-17 WC: A FIFA delegation, led by Deputy Director of Competitions and Events Head, Inaki Alvarez, met Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi to discuss holding of some matches of the U-17 WC in Guwahati.

Djokovic advances: Mikhail Youzhny  was taken ill and withdrew, helping Novak Djokovic advance to the semifinals, while Roger Federer defeated Czech Radek Stepanek 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-3 in the Dubai Open tournament.