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  1. Report: Eagles vs Leicester Riders
  2. Preview: Eagles vs Leicester Riders
  3. Captain Defoe Rallies The Troops
  4. BBL All-Star Five – Week 11
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December 15, 2017
Report: Eagles vs Leicester Riders

Christmas came early for Leicester Riders as the league champions stopped the BBL’s comeback kings in their tracks. Newcastle Eagles’ luck ran out during the thrilling denouement to another dramatic final quarter as the visitors edged a bruising BBL battle. And Fabulous Flournoy must go back to the drawing board during the holiday break after…

December 15, 2017
Preview: Eagles vs Leicester Riders

The biggest game in the BBL Championship so far, with no disrespect to the rest of the league’s teams, takes place at Northumbria University Sports Central tonight. Its Esh Group Eagles Newcastle v Leicester Riders, it’s top versus second as it seems to have been for many seasons now, writes Jeff King. Whilst it’s not…

December 14, 2017
Captain Defoe Rallies The Troops

Tomorrow night’s BBL Championship game against Leicester Riders is a huge one in the 2017/18 BBL season for Esh Group Eagles Newcastle and for their Captain and veteran forward Darius Defoe it could be a double celebration if he can play his part in a home town win, writes Jeff King. The long-serving Londoner, now…

December 13, 2017
BBL All-Star Five – Week 11

This week only one Eagle makes a showing in the BBL’s top picks of players as Jaysean Paige joins the elite roster off the bench. Here’s the leagues full list: Neil Watson (Plymouth Raiders) The Raiders’ playmaker has taken things up a gear of late and he mustered another brilliant showing to help catapult Raiders…

December 12, 2017
Jure Gun-ning For Riders

Jure Gunjina insists Newcastle Eagles can repel reigning champions Leicester Riders after revealing the BBL leaders have found strength in adversity. The classy Croat remains an enigma following his close-season switch to Sport Central as he struggles to convert raw talent into key stats on a consistent basis. But Gunjina showed flashes of his undoubted…

December 11, 2017
Live Eagles Games and More on BBC Sport

This week is the tip-off of the 2017-18 BBL season coverage on BBC Sport with our game against Leicester Riders on Friday night. Ahead of our BBL Championship tip-off at Sport Central, Team Northumbria, our Women’s British Basketball League side, take on Caledonia Pride in a game which will also be show live on the BBC…

December 10, 2017
AJ Points The Way

It was Andy Warhol who supposedly coined the phrase, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Esh Group Eagles Newcastle Head Coach Fab Flournoy has his own version, writes Jeff King. It’s not quite as cut and dried as Warhol’s but it goes along the lines of what he often says to…

December 9, 2017
The BBL Top Two Finally Face-Off

This Friday night the BBL Championship’s top two teams finally face-off in what is going to be the biggest game of the season so far. Hurry and book your tickets now before this huge clash between our top of the table Eagles and last year’s champions sells-out.

December 8, 2017
Report: Eagles vs Surrey Scorchers (BBL Trophy First Round)

Can raw talent trump proven experience? Four weeks ago and the answer appeared blindingly obvious. Thrills, spills and audacious skills had catapulted new-look Newcastle to the summit of the BBL Championship table in double quick time. Undefeated in the league and undaunted by a journey into the unknown, it seemed the Eagles’ red hot rookies…