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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…

BBL
January 10, 2021
Semi-Final Moved To Leicester After Manchester Forfeit

Tuesday’s BBL Cup Semi-Final between the Eagles and Leicester Riders has been moved from Manchester’s National Basketball Performance Centre due to COVID-19 implications. Manchester Giants have a number of players self-isolating and the club is unable to host this week’s back-to-back semis. In accordance with the BBL’s Secure Play protocols and rule amendments, Danny Byrne’s side…

BBL
December 18, 2020
2021 BBL Cup Semi-Finals Draw

Live on Sky Sports Mix tonight at half-time in Leicester Riders’ home game against Bristol Flyers the open-draw took place for the 2021 BBL Cup Semi-Finals. Our Eagles will go head to head over two legs against Leicester Riders and London Lions will face the Manchester Giants. Fixtures will be confirmed in due course to…

BBL
November 17, 2020
Preview: Eagles vs Sheffield Sharks (BBL Cup)

Last Friday night saw Newcastle Eagles lose their 100% record for the season in the BBL Cup Group 3. The Eagles went down to an 88-82 home defeat at the hands of Leicester Riders. They have the chance to bounce straight back tonight at the ECA. It’s Northern rivals Sheffield Sharks who are in town…

BBL
November 15, 2020
Rebounding From Riders Set For Sharks

The Newcastle Eagles went into Friday night’s home game in the BBL Cup Group stage against Leicester Riders looking to maintain their 100% record so far this season. The Eagles had won both their previous games in the so-called “Group of Death” on the road in London and last Sunday in Leicester. That game had…