England completed a remarkable win to beat New Zealand by 124 runs in the first Test at Lord's on Monday. New Zealand, set 345 to win on the fifth and final day, were dismissed for 220 as England won the 100th Test between the two countries to go 1-0 up in this two-match series ahead of the second Test at Headingley on Friday. For England, without a permanent head coach following the sacking of Peter Moores and coming off the back of a disappointing 1-1 series draw in the West Indies, this was just the morale boost they needed.
An Air France passenger jet flying from Paris to New York was escorted by two US fighter planes for the last stretch of the trip Monday because of a bomb threat against the flight, the airline and US officials said. Hours after it landed and was searched, the FBI said no bomb had been found and it declared the Airbus plane clear, CNN reported. Flight AF022 landed at JFK airport without incident and was later taken to a special area of the airport for a security check, an Air France official in Paris said.