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BBL
April 17, 2021
Report: Eagles 90-80 Leicester Riders

There are sporting rivalries. And then there’s this sporting rivalry. Newcastle Eagles and Leicester Riders is a once in a generation head-to-head founded on a mix of respect, enmity and a will to win. No other franchise has come close to breaking the two clubs’ near monopoly on the British game during the last 10…

April 16, 2021
Preview: Eagles vs Leicester Riders

Andrew Sullivan is in no doubt that Newcastle Eagles can rediscover their best form ahead of tonight’s trial by television against champions-elect Leicester Riders. And the ex-GB skipper insisted the BBL Cup winners have not become a bad team overnight as he predicted a typically bruising battle royale between his two former clubs. Newcastle host…

BBL
April 14, 2021
Lasker Locked-In For Leicester Face-Off Friday

Newcastle Eagles astonishing fourth quarter capitulation against Manchester Giants was the subject of much debate around the BBL over the weekend. Leading 75 – 60 with ten minutes to go it seemed as if Ian Macleod’s men were poised for a solid home win. But the Giants outscored Newcastle 35 – 16 in that fateful final…

BBL
March 13, 2021
Report: Eagles 73-99 Leicester Riders

Newcastle Eagles’ title hopes lie in tatters following a sobering loss at the hands of a Leicester Riders side with one hand on this season’s Championship trophy. A sixth defeat in nine games surely leaves Ian MacLeod’s men playing for little more than home advantage in the post-season. But it will take some serious soul-searching…

BBL
March 12, 2021
Preview: Eagles vs Leicester Riders

Newcastle Eagles go into tonight’s crucial top of the table clash with league leaders Leicester Riders at the newly named Vertu Motors Arena in good heart and looking to open up the title race. The Eagles got back to winning ways with an emphatic 101 – 76 road win at Manchester Giants last Sunday and…

BBL
February 18, 2021
Report: Leicester Riders 83-75 Eagles

A battling and hard-fought effort from Newcastle Eagles just came up short last night as they dropped another game behind league leaders Leicester Riders. The Eagles went into a top of the table clash without the injured Justin Gordon and that may have been the crucial difference. The Riders deeper bench and ability to rotate…

BBL
February 17, 2021
Preview: Eagles at Leicester Riders

Newcastle Eagles face their third game in six days when they travel to arch-Championship rivals Leicester Riders tonight. The Riders are in a rich vein of form and currently sit at the top of the BBL table with a 10 – 1 record. But the Eagles, who bounced back from the disappointment of Friday night’s…

BBL
January 13, 2021
Report: Leicester Riders 71-76 Eagles (BBL Cup Semi-Final)

Having contested the last national final of the curtailed 2019-20 season when winning the BBL Trophy, the Newcastle Eagles will contest the first final of the 2020-21 season. They earned their place in the BBL Cup Final after a hard fought but deserved victory over fierce rivals Leicester Riders on the Riders’ home court last…

BBL
January 12, 2021
Preview: Eagles at Leicester Riders (BBL Cup Semi-Final)

Ian MacLeod has reassured Newcastle fans that the Eagles camp remains fully focused on the task in hand against a backdrop of growing anxiety and disruption related to COVID-19. Fresh fixture postponements across the BBL, coupled with the decision to switch the venue for Newcastle’s cup semi-final against Leicester Riders tonight, are evidence of the…