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October 24, 2017
BBL All-Star Five – Week 4

Once again our Eagles lead the role-call of the top players over the last seven days in the British Basketball League. This afternoon the BBL announced their picks for the 4th All-Star line-up with an All-Eagles backcourt taking centre stage. Here’s their full list featuring Saah Nimley and your MVP from Friday night’s game against…

October 22, 2017
Darius Is The Big Game Poacher

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle’s veteran forward Darius Defoe has certainly turned Big Game Poacher in the last two BBL Championship wins for his side against London and Worcester, writes Jeff King. After netting 30 points to tame the Lions two Fridays ago he was at it again this past Friday night as his 22 points…

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 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 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 12, 2017
Martin Wants More

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle took their BBL Championship record to 3 – 0 with a solid 102 – 70 road win at Manchester Giants last Sunday, writes Jeff King. Whilst it was an expected W in the Eagles column it still had to be played for, fought for and executed in the right way, a…

October 11, 2017
Look Forward? Look Back? Think Friday!

Well, that was a great weekend results wise and to be 3 – 0 going in to Friday’s game is exactly where we wanted and needed to be as make no mistake, this Friday is going to be very tough indeed. London indicated with their performances at The O2 that they looked serious contenders and…

October 9, 2017
Juk Boxes Clever With Key Career Switch

Zarko Jukic is ready to rebuild his career on Tyneside after the Danish international admitted Newcastle is the place to ease his post-Spain pain. The talented forward signed for the Eagles following a frustrating campaign with Ourense. And Jukic has already proved himself a key addition to the Eagles’ roster ahead of Friday’s top of…