England have won the Investec Test series against Sri Lanka with a game to spare after backing up their innings and 88-run triumph at Headingley with a nine-wicket success in Durham. Authentic Dino Ciccarelli Jersey . But what did we glean across four days of action at a chilly Emirates Riverside as both sides donned beanies on their balconies and a few players secured some notable numbers…Magic milestones We look at how England captain Alastair Cook has reached 10,000 Test runs Alastair Cook notched his 10,000th Test run, becoming the first English player and youngest man overall do so, though not as early as everyone expected. With 20 runs needed at the start of the game, Cook fell five short in his first innings, and when Sri Lanka were forced to follow on, it looked as if the left-hander would have to wait another week and reach the milestone at Lords.Not so. Cook, understated as ever, ended the talking early in front of a sparse fourth-day crowd as he quickly scored the five required on his way to an unbeaten 47. It wasnt just a Test to remember for Cook, though, with Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath ending his equally long-awaited quest for 300 Test wickets with the caught and bowled dismissal of Steven Finn and Jimmy Andersons eight wickets in the Test taking him past 450 Test scalps.Highs and lows with the ball Michael Holding and Sir Ian Botham discuss the impact of James Anderson following England’s series victory against Sri Lanka While Anderson (8-94) starred again, it was a mixed bag for the rest of Englands attack. Stuart Broad took 4-40 in the first innings, enjoying further success on the same surface he took 11 wickets on when England beat Australia in the last Test played in Durham in 2013, but he was conspicuous by his absence with 22 wicketless overs in the second before earning a solitary strike late on.Chris Woakes bowled well and with good pace on his return in place of the injured Ben Stokes, taking 3-9 in Sri Lankas opening dig and deserving more reward than 2-103 in their second, but Steven Finn struggled for speed and rhythm for a second straight Test, match figures of 1-93 reflecting that. Moeen Ali, meanwhile, produced a beauty to beat Lahiru Thirimannes outside edge and rock back off stump, but that was it for his 32 overs.Magnificent Moeen Moeen Ali hit an attractive 155 not out for England Moeen had a much better time of it with the bat, hitting an unbeaten 155 to record his second Test hundred, two years on from his first against the same opposition. That was a battling 281-ball effort at Headingley with England looking to cling on for a draw, but this was the left-hander at his flamboyant and fluent best, Moeen flaying the ball to the boundary regularly with effortless ease.The Worcestershire player had disappeared for an eight-ball duck in the first Test and with only one fifty to his name in his previous 17 Test innings, his place in the side may have been under threat. Yet, his glittering display in Durham from the No 7 berth - Stokes absence ensuring he was shunted up a spot - has raised the question as to whether he should earn a permanent promotion.Sri Lankan steel Dinesh Chandimals ton was his first outside of Asia The second Test seemed to be following a similar narrative to Englands thumping win at Headingley a few days prior, as Cooks boys skittled Sri Lanka for 101 in their first innings and enforced the follow on, but an unlikely and spirited fightback from the visitors took the Test to four days and forced England to bat again, Sri Lanka setting the hosts 79 to win after posting a second-innings 475.Dinesh Chandimals 126 - the right-handers sixth Test ton but first outside of Asia - was the highlight, but the gritty Kaushal Silva (60 from 145) blunted Englands new-ball threat and Angelo Mathews smashed 80 from 105 balls, before Herath (61) batted like Brian Lara during a 116-run stand with Chandimal for the seventh wicket.Durhams Test future Bob Willis and Rob Key discuss the Test-match bidding process Debate was rife during the Test as to not only whether the Chester-le-Street venue was deserving of its Test cricket status but also if Durham could afford to maintain it. Grim overcast conditions and cold temperatures across all four days made it a tough sell and crowds were slim on both the first and fourth days.But those same stands were full to capacity for the Saturday and Sunday in between, showing there is sufficient interest in the North East for England cricket. It might be, though, that its international future is with white-ball cricket more than red, even if Englands six Test wins from six at the stadium could convince decision makers otherwise.Watch the third Investec Test between England and Sri Lanka, at Lords, from 10am on Thursday, June 9 on Sky Sports 2. Also See: Cooks greatest knocks Anderson on top of world Authentic Tyler Pitlick Jersey . PAUL, Minn – The clock lingered for what seemed like an interminable two minutes and 51 seconds before Mark Fraser finally escaped to the bench during a wildly one-sided first period of an eventual loss to Boston. Authentic Tyler Seguin Jersey . A quick first step to get to the hoop for a layup. 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Off-seasons like that come along every 10 years or so, if that. Over the weekend I was curious to see, which team had been the Blue Jays most common trade partner. I can tell you it wasnt the Yankees, though they have made 23 deals with the Pinstripes. It wasnt Cleveland either, though the Jays have made 23 swaps with the Tribe. No, the team the Blue Jays have made the most deals with over their 37-year history according the BaseballReference.com is the Oakland As; thirty to be exact. Going over them one-by-one, I could see only one that the Jays outright lost. That one went down on Dec. 8, 1984. The Blue Jays dealt left fielder Dave Collins and shortstop Alfredo Griffin to Oakland for Bill Caudill -- the guy who was supposed to be the closer who would push them over the top. Of course that didnt happen, and by June of 1985 Tom Henke became the ninth inning guy and the Jays did in fact go on to win their 1st division title. Eventually Griffin found his way back to Toronto and as a utility infielder became part of the World Series teams in ‘92 and ‘93. The Jays very first trade with the As came on February 24th of 1977, when their original roster was still being formulated. The Jays dealt infielder Mike Weathers to the As for veteran outfielder/first baseman Ron Fairly, who had played with the Expos in their early years as well. Fairly provided a sense of veteran leadership and class in the Jays clubhouse that 1st year. On July 31, 1993 at the non-waiver trade deadline, Pat Gillick was trying to put together a deal for lefty Randy Johnson to help make a run at a second straight World Series title. When he couldnt get the arm he wanted, Gillick turned around and dealt lefty Steve Karsay and a player to be named later (outfielder Jose Herrrara) to the As for all-time stolen base king Rickey Henderson. Though he turned out to be a rental, Rickey helped ensure a World Series win over the Phillies come October. J.P. Ricciardi pulled off a deal with the As on December 7, 2001 that helped both teams. He sent closer Billy Koch to the West coast for third baseman Eric Hinske and right hander Justin Miller. Hinske became American League rookie of the year in 2002. The Jays made two more deals with Oakland that they clearly wwon. Authentic Jaromir Jagr Jersey. On November 18, 2003 they picked up lefty Ted Lilly for outfielder Bobby Kielty, and then on November 18,? 2007 -- exactly years later -- they acquired SS/2B Marco Scutaro from the As for a couple of prospects who never made it in Kristian Bell and Graham Godfrey. The Jays mistake was not keeping Scutaro around longer as he went on to help the Giants win a couple of World Series titles. If you were wondering, the team the Blue Jays have made the fewest deals with is Tampa Bay. Since the Devil Rays/Rays came into the American League, the two teams have only gotten together on three deals and none of them were really memorable. The last was over nine years ago on December 12, 2004 when the Jays sent catcher Kevin Cash to the Rays for right-hander Chad Gaudin. On December 14, 2003, the Jays pulled off a three-way swap with the Rays and Colorado; the Blue Jays getting reliever Justin Speier from the Rockies and sending lefty Mark Hendrickson and Sandy Nin to Tampa Bay, while Colorado received lefty starter Joe Kennedy from the Rays. The only other deal between the Jays and Rays was supposed to improve the Jays pitching depth for a playoff push in 2000. The Jays sent 2B Brent Abernathy to the Rays for lefty reliever Mark Guthrie and right-hander Steve Trachsel. The deal didnt really work out for the Jays as Guthrie went (0-2) with a 4.79 ERA and in 11 starts, the slow-working Trachsel went (2-5) with a 5.29 ERA. Both were gone at the end of the season after the Jays missed the playoffs under Jim Fregosi. To Trachsels credit, he did revive his career over the next six years with the Mets winning 66 games, including 16 in 2003 and 15 in 2006. The Tampa Bay Rays since 2008 have made four playoff appearances and have been to one World Series (2008). On their roster today, they have only four players who were with that team in 2008: Reliever Grant Balfour, who was just re-acquired as a free agent, lefty David Price , star third baseman Evan Longoria and super utilityman Ben Zobrist. The Blue Jays over that same span have only three players who were with them in 2008: Dustin McGowan, who hardly pitched at all do to injuries, Jose Bautista whos been injury plagued the last two seasons, and Adam Lind, coming off a solid season who nevertheless, over the years has been plagued by inconsistency. 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