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Darius Defoe

April 18, 2018
Defoe Back Amongst The Giants

Last Friday down at Worcester was a tough one for Esh Group Eagles Newcastle as they lost a fourth consecutive road game to a Wolves side looking to seal their play-off place, writes Jeff King. But, once again the Eagles had to face up to a home side with their own roster severely short-handed and…

April 17, 2018
Fab Faces Giant Challenge

Fabulous Flournoy went against the best advice of Newcastle’s medical team in a last-gasp bid to bolster an injury-ravaged Eagles roster. And the veteran New Yorker could pay a heavy price for his unexpected return as he faces a race against time to be fit for Friday’s homecourt clash against Manchester Giants. Flournoy and Darius…

April 9, 2018
Back In Black?

Darius Defoe could return to action in time for Newcastle Eagles’ next home game after the forward resumed light training this week. The BBL veteran has been out of action since March but has continued to be a significant presence on the sidelines. And Newcastle have resisted the temptation to bolster their ranks ahead of…

April 5, 2018
Defoe’s Pride In Never-Say-Die Eagles

Darius Defoe is confident Newcastle have the passion and fight to make it all the way to May’s BBL playoff final at London’s O2 Arena, writes Elliott Green. The veteran forward hopes to play a part down the stretch as he edges closer to a return from injury. And after gutsy displays at Leicester and London…

February 19, 2018
Eagles Spread Their Wings

Fabulous Flournoy is confident a flurry of international call-ups can only benefit Newcastle Eagles as the club negotiates an increasingly tough transitional campaign. And the veteran New Yorker is refusing to allow a run of three successive homecourt defeats dent his enthusiasm as a watershed season takes shape. Darius Defoe, Kai Williams and Drew Lasker…

February 16, 2018
Three Eagles For Commonwealth Consideration

It is almost time for the buzzer to sound on Coach Andreas Kapoulas and his staff as we pass under the 50 days to go mark until the 2018 Commonwealth Games while they look one more time at the potential players for their final men’s roster. The first stages of the process began back late last year…

February 9, 2018
Preview: Eagles vs Cheshire Phoenix

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle go in to tonight’s crucial BBL Championship clash against Cheshire Phoenix looking for a first win in three home games, something that is not supposed to happen to a Newcastle side usually so dominant on their home court, writes Jeff King. Last week against London Lions, the Eagles slipped to a…

February 6, 2018
BBL All-Star Five – Week 18

This week’s line-up from the league includes two of our Eagles playing off the bench. Well done Jaysean and Darius. Here’s the full pick of players from the BBL: Brandon Parrish (Worcester Wolves) It’s the second time that the Wolves’ guard has grabbed a slot in our fantastic five, his latest appearance coming off the…

January 12, 2018
Preview: The Riders Rematch

Is tonight’s BBL Championship clash between Esh Group Eagles Newcastle and Leicester Riders at Northumbria University Sport Central one that the home side can’t afford to lose? Yes, if The Eagles Captain Darius Defoe is to be believed, writes Jeff King. Defoe started his preview of the crucial match-up by reflecting at the way his…