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BBL
October 5, 2017
Jure Ready To Rock

The fabulous start Esh Group Eagles Newcastle made at Leeds Force when they broke two BBL records in their 148 – 60 win, most points scored and biggest margin of victory, was based around a complete team performance, writes Jeff King. The back-court guard duo of Saah Nimley and Jaysean Paige combined for 57 points…

BBL
October 3, 2017
BBL All-Star Five – Week 1

As the dust settles on the opening weekend of the 2017-18 season, the BBL have announced their first “fantastic five” with an array of new faces including and topped by two of our Eagles. Here’s the full list from the league: Saah Nimley (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle) The rookie enjoyed a scorching start to his…

BBL
October 3, 2017
Blake Reignited

Newcastle Eagles could be on the cusp of the most exciting period in franchise history according to the man who celebrates 20 years with the club this season. In the summer of 1997 Paul Blake was appointed marketing manager of the Newcastle United Sporting Club – overseeing the Eagles, Newcastle Falcons and Newcastle Cobras. And…

BBL
September 29, 2017
Report: Eagles at Leeds Force

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle opened their BBL Championship challenge on the road in Leeds tonight, writes Jeff King. And what a sensational opener it was too as Fab Flournoy’s black and white warriors laid siege to Leeds’s doors and forced them down in some style. As statements and markers go this must be one of…

BBL
September 29, 2017
Preview: Eagles at Leeds Force

Tonight’s opening BBL Championship encounter sees Esh Group Eagles Newcastle travel to fellow sponsorship stable-mates Leeds Force looking to get their league campaign off to a flying start, writes Jeff King. This is a very different looking Eagles roster from previous seasons with only Head Coach/Player Fab Flournoy, guard Drew Lasker and forward Darius Defoe…

BBL
September 28, 2017
Williams Will Bring BBL Experience

As Esh Group Eagles Newcastle prepare to open their 2017/18 BBL Championship challenge they will have seven players making their competitive debuts for The Club of which six will be playing in The BBL for the first time, writes Jeff King. The other one is no stranger to Britain’s top-flight professional basketball league having played…

BBL
September 27, 2017
UNILAD To Stream BBL Games To Huge Audience

Today the British Basketball League announced that fans will be able to enjoy a free live game each week on the ever-growing UNILAD and UNILAD Sport Facebook pages, the former of which has a staggering 32 million followers worldwide. As well as UNILAD showing live BBL games in full for the entire 2017-18 season, they…

BBL
September 26, 2017
Lasker Looks To League Opener After London

Drew Lasker has warned Leeds Force that Newcastle Eagles are ‘game ready’ and raring to go ahead of Friday’s big British Basketball League tip-off. Last season’s runners-up used the inaugural Betway British Basketball All-Stars event to sharpen their match fitness in the face of a fast and furious format. And after reaching the final at…

BBL
September 24, 2017
Report: Betway British Basketball All-Stars Championship

Basketball’s equivalent of Cricket’s T20 blast arrived in The UK yesterday with Barry Hearn’s Matchroom Productions bringing their heavy metal support to British Basketball, writes Jeff King. The competition featured the top eight from last season’s BBL Championship table was uncharted territory that featured golden buzzer power-plays, 12-minute games, 5 point shooting lines, running clocks…