with a winning record for the first time in five years.

Premier League spending in a single season has gone over £1bn for the first time this term after a lively finish to the January transfer window. Nike Tn Rosse . Top flight clubs have spent £172.65m over the last month to go into 10 figures for the first time in the competitions 24-year history.Newcastle parted with the most cash, paying out £29m as they brought Andros Townsend, Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet to St James Park. The Magpies outlay means they spent more than the 20 clubs in La Liga combined. Mersons transfer window grades Did your club get the players they needed? Stoke, meanwhile, paid the highest single fee as they recruited Porto midfielder Giannelli Imbula for £18.3m just minutes before the window closed on Monday night.Norwich made the most new signings with eight players coming in while Bournemouth, Sunderland, Watford and Newcastle all brought in five.Indeed, only Manchester United, Tottenham and bottom side Aston Villa failed to bring in any reinforcements in the biggest January window for five years. Giannelli Imbula cost Stoke a club record £18.3m from Porto Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said: Premier League clubs have chosen to spend significantly in this years January transfer window.A total spend of (almost) £175m this window has contributed to Premier League clubs passing the £1billion threshold for spending in a season for the first time.Notably, this Januarys spending has been driven in large part by clubs in the bottom half of the table. Newcastle were Januarys biggest spenders as they brought in three players including Andros Townsend The new broadcast deal for Premier League clubs from next season and the threat of missing out through relegation is contributing to clubs investing in an attempt to stay in the league.Of the money spent in January, £110m went to overseas clubs compared with £65m 12 months ago.Around £40m was spent on Deadline Day itself and Newcastle spent more money in January than all of La Liga combined.Notably, the clubs in the Premier Leagues bottom six accounted for £90m - while the Championships leading sides were responsible for 70 per cent of the £35m spent at that level. Jordan Rhodes joined Middlesbrough from Blackburn as Championship clubs spent £35m Alexander Thorpe, senior manager in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, added: The prospect of increased revenue from the new broadcast deals starting next season has encouraged clubs at the lower end of the Premier League to invest this window.So too have we seen significant spending by those clubs aspiring to Premier League status with spending by Championship clubs totalling over £30m this January. Premier League clubs spending Club Money spent Newcastle £29m Norwich £20.3m Stoke £18.3m Watford £18.2m Bournemouth £17.2m Everton £16.5m Sunderland £14.75m Leicester £8.95m Swansea £8m Liverpool £5.1m Arsenal £5m Southampton £4m West Ham £3.75m Chelsea £3.5m Man City £0.15m Crystal Palace £0m West Brom £0m Aston Villa £0m Man Utd £0m Tottenham £0m Also See: Transfer Centre LIVE! Top 10 Premier League deals All the Deadline Day deals Club-by-club ins and outs Nike Silver 97 Uomo .Y. -- Bills receiver Stevie Johnson has a bone to pick with the NFL schedule maker. Air Max 97 Kpu . Jeff Green scored 13 points and Kris Humphries 12 for the Celtics, who nearly blew an 18-point, second-half lead. Sullingers 20-20 was the first by a Celtics player since Kevin Garnetts first game in Boston in 2007. Garnett was dealt -- along with Paul Pierce -- to Brooklyn during the off-season. . Belfort (24-10) needed just 77 seconds to down Henderson in the headlining bout of Saturdays "UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson" event at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil. The fight served as a rematch of the pairs 2006 meeting, which Henderson won by decision.OAKLAND, Calif. -- Josh Donaldson performed like an All-Star, though hell be spending his break somewhere other than Citi Field New York. Donaldson homered, then blooped an RBI single with two outs in the 11th inning as the Oakland Athletics beat Boston 3-2 Sunday despite a stellar start by Red Sox rookie Brandon Workman. "I got jammed and was able to dink it in," Donaldson said. "It was awesome." He heads into the break hitting .310 with 16 home runs and 61 RBIs. Numbers only AL All-Star third basemen Miguel Cabrera and backup Manny Machado can rival. "In our hearts and minds hes an All-Star," As manager Bob Melvin said. "Not only did he knock in the winning run, he knocked in all three runs. Thats a pretty good first half but there was no room for him." Workman took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning of his first major league start. Coco Crisp broke it up with a leadoff infield single. He became the first Red Sox pitcher in 79 years to allow three or fewer baserunners in his first major league start. Workman had pitched in only one big league game, getting roughed up over two innings in relief at Seattle on Wednesday. He became the third rookie in four days to pitch no-hit ball into the sixth inning of his first big league start -- Houstons Jarred Cosart and Clevelands Danny Salazar did it in their major league debuts. Donaldson hit a two-run homer off Workman to tie it in the seventh, then singled with two outs in the 11th. Matt Thornton (0-4) lost in his Red Sox debut. "That was pretty much all I have right there," Donaldson said of his blast. "He made a mistake. I hit it hard." Ryan Cook (2-2) worked two innings for the victory. "Its kind of our motto since the end of last year to just keep grinding," Cook said. "We have a good feeling every day." Pinch-hitter Chris Young drew a leadoff walk in the Oakland 11th and moved up on a sacrifice. After a two-out walk, Donaldson singled to right field. "I know hes an aggressive hitter and hes looking to win the game right there," Thornton said. "Im looking to make a pitch down and in. I thought I made a pretty good pitch and he was able to fist it over there and drop it right in the perfect spot. If you dont walk the leadoff guy, that situation doesnt come around." Dustin Pedroia and Brock Holt each drove in a run for the Red Sox, who have not won a series in Oakland since July of 2006. Workman gave up two hits, walkked one and struck out five in 6 1-3 innings. Nike Air Max 97 Silver Offerta. The 24-year-old righty was a combined 8-2 at Triple-A and Double-A this season. "He was very poised, very good mound presence, good composure," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "I thought he had very good stuff. He stayed out of the middle of the plate for most of the day, multiple pitches for strikes." All-Star Bartolo Colon gave up two runs on eight hits over 6 1-3 innings. He did not walk a batter and struck out four. The Oakland pitcher will not play in the All-Star game after starting Sunday. The Red Sox loaded the bases with two outs without benefit of a hit in the 11th before Cook caught Holt looking at a called third strike. Colon retired 14 in a row before giving up Ellsburys single leading off the sixth. After Daniel Nava singled, Pedroia followed with an RBI single to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. Mike Carp doubled to lead off the seventh and scored on Holts single, which ended Colons day. Jonny Gomes was ejected from the game after striking out to lead off the ninth. Gomes tried to call time, but it was not granted and he took a weak swing for the third strike. NOTES: Donaldson has 16 home runs, the most home runs by an As third baseman since Eric Chavez hit 26 in 2005. ... Oakland All-Star reliever Grant Balfour struck out the side in the ninth. ... Red Sox LHP Drake Britton was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket and OF Jackie Bradley Jr. was optioned to Pawtucket. ... Red Sox RHP Clay Buchholz (9-0, 1.71) threw a second bullpen session before the game and will likely throw one more on Tuesday before making a rehab start. ... Red Sox IF Stephen Drew could return to action on Friday when the Yankees visit Fenway Park. Manager John Farrell also suggested he might be able to get a few at-bats Thursday with Pawtucket. ... As LHP Brett Anderson is close to throwing off a mound. Manager Bob Melvin said once he throws a bullpen session, the team will have a better idea of his rehab schedule. Melvin, along with Pedroia, were recently added to the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame. ... Balfour, the only major league closer without a blown save, was added to the AL All-Star team when Colon threw his first pitch. ... The As enter the All-Star break with a winning record for the first time in five years. ... Gomes recorded his third career ejection and his first since June 5, 2008. ... Colon made career appearance No. 400. 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