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  1. Report: Eagles vs Worcester Wolves
  2. Preview: Eagles vs Worcester Wolves
  3. BBL All-Star Five – Week 3
  4. Reflections
  5. Lion Tamer Hails Teamwork

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October 20, 2017
Report: Eagles vs Worcester Wolves

A cacophony of heartfelt applause for the late Kevin Cadle, prior to tip-off at Sport Central, served as a timely reminder that there’s more to life than basketball. But the 62-year-old American coach and commentator, who passed away suddenly earlier this week, would have vehemently challenged that view once the first whistle had sounded. And…

October 20, 2017
Preview: Eagles vs Worcester Wolves

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle go in to tonight’s crucial BBL Championship match-up against Worcester Wolves looking for a fifth straight league win and to maintain their 100% record, writes Jeff King. They do so in the words of influential Point Guard Saah Nimley, “battle hardened” after last week’s thrilling and tough win over London Lions…

October 17, 2017
BBL All-Star Five – Week 3

It’s that time of the week and the BBL have just shared their All-Star Five after the weekend’s games and there’s one name we were looking for here at the Eagles who definitely earned his starting place in their picks: Martez Harrison (Glasgow Rocks) There was palpable relief in the Glasgow camp after they finally…

October 17, 2017
Lion Tamer Hails Teamwork

Darius Defoe can see leadership everywhere he looks in his 14th season as a Newcastle Eagle. And as the most successful franchise in British basketball history goes in search of a fifth straight win against Worcester Wolves on Friday, the in-form forward revealed he’s readily soaking up the knowledge of his talented team-mates. Defoe single-handedly…

October 16, 2017
BBL Cup Quarter-Finals Drawn

This afternoon the line-up for the 2018 BBL Cup Quarter-Finals took place live on the league’s Facebook Page. The remaining clubs will be battling it out in a bid to make the journey to the prestigious BBL Cup Final on Sunday 28 January at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. Our Esh Group Eagles Newcastle are…

October 16, 2017
RIP Kevin Cadle

The club and the British Basketball community are shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden and unexpected passing of a BBL legend in Kevin Cadle. The hugely respected and revered American coached almost 500 BBL games during his career and finished with a staggering overall record of 397 wins and 97 losses (2 ties)….

October 15, 2017
Lasker Leads The Cheers

It was a game that was built-up all week, two unbeaten teams in The BBL coming in to Friday night’s clash, although London Lions had already beaten Esh Group Eagles Newcastle in the pre-season O2 All-Stars Basketball Tournament last month, writes Jeff King. Did it live up to its billing? Absolutely and then some too….

October 13, 2017
Report: Eagles vs London Lions

Friday 13 was always going to be unlucky for one of the BBL’s early-season pacesetters. But Fabulous Flournoy makes his own luck. And this was a battling win achieved in the New Yorker’s own, irrepressible image: a hard-fought victory built on steely determination down the stretch. Nothing more and nothing less. In the weeks and…

October 13, 2017
Preview: Eagles vs London Lions

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle’s rookie AJ Basi may be new to the professional ranks and The BBL Championship but he’s in no doubt about how tough tonight’s game at Northumbria University Sport Central against London Lions is, writes Jeff King. The 5’ 11” Canadian point guard who has just come out of Canadian college system…