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May 12, 2021
Report: Leicester Riders 77-76 Eagles (BBL Play-Offs Semi-Finals 1st Leg)

Ian MacLeod paid tribute to his never-say-die Newcastle Eagles after the BBL’s most successful franchise recovered from a 20-point deficit to keep their playoff dreams alive. Leicester Riders will be wondering how they failed to take a double-digit lead into tomorrow’s semi-final second leg following a lightning opening to a see-saw clash. But Newcastle bounced…

May 11, 2021
Preview: Eagles vs Leicester Riders (BBL Play-Offs Semi-Final 1st Leg)

Newcastle Eagles playcaller Ian MacLeod is ready to put his reputation on the line in his latest bid to outsmart British basketball’s most decorated active coach. The popular Geordie faces Leicester Riders’ Rob Paternostro twice in three days as the BBL playoff semi-finals take centre stage. And with a gripping season series tied at 3-3,…

Men
May 7, 2021
May Madness BBL Play-Offs Semi-Finals Set

Following last night’s results in the quarters, the May Madness BBL 2021 Play-Offs Semi-Finals have been confirmed by the league as follows – based upon Championship finishing position seeding: Leicester Riders (1st) vs Newcastle Eagles (4th) London Lions (2nd) vs Plymouth Raiders (3rd) Tip-off times for the two legs of each semi-final at Leicester Riders’…

Women
May 1, 2021
Report: Leicester Riders 73-79 Eagles WBBL (Play-Offs Quarter-Final)

So this is May Madness. Newcastle Eagles captain Ali Gorrell had promised to bring the chaos to the WBBL’s newly branded playoffs. And as late gatecrashers to the post-season party, Gorrell and co. proved that the impossible is possible. Never before has a number seven seed sunk a number two side in the WBBL playoffs. But step…

Women
May 1, 2021
Photos: Eagles WBBL vs Leicester Riders (Play-Offs Quarter-Final)

Our Newcastle Eagles WBBL team are through to the May Madness Play-Offs Semi-Finals after a history making win over the Leicester Riders. Check out the story of the game in this selection of photos from the game at our Vertu Motors Arena.   Read the full report and see highlights on the game page.

Men
April 23, 2021
Preview: Eagles at Worcester Wolves

Newcastle Eagles go into tonight’s BBL Championship game at Worcester Wolves looking to build on the momentum of last week’s excellent double-winning effort. The Eagles had a tremendous home win a week ago over champions-elect Leicester Riders by 90 – 80 and then followed it up in Glasgow with a last-gasp 85 – 83 win…

Men
April 22, 2021
Trio of Eagles Make All-Star Fives

Even though the new-look May Madness Play-Offs are the talk of the league, the BBL Championship season isn’t over and the title is yet to be settled. As teams continue to put strong showings on the court, this week’s BBL All-Star 5 was tough competition but saw another Eagle flying into the starting line-up. Justin…

Men
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…