TJ: Comeback starts tonight

Tj walker has admitted he has not been happy with his form so far this season.

Young gun Defoe sets sights high

Darius Defoe will go in against Worcester Wolves at the Arena tomorrow night looking for an early birthday present.

F1: Michael thriller steals plaudits

Fernando Alonso joined a list of legends in becoming only the eighth driver in Formula One history to win successive titles, writes Ian Parkes.

Guildford Heat 72, Newcastle Eagles 85

The Springfield Honda Newcastle Eagles returned to winning ways in stunning style yesterday by ending the home side's 100% start to the season.

Eagles aim to turn down Heat

It was an early start this morning for Fab Flournoy's men as they make the long trek south to take on the red hot Guilford Heat in this afternoon's BBL clash.

F1: I'll fight to the end

Michael Schumacher has vowed to fight to the bitter end despite the latest cruel blow to his fading world championship dream.

Woeful Eagles warned by Fab

Fab Flournoy has warned his side that they must learn how to win as a team - and quickly - after they were edged out 81-76 in an overtime thriller against the Scottish Rocks last night.

Hy time my past was put behind me!

Jeremy Hyatt has spoken of his desire to put the past firmly behind him and concentrate on winning more trophies with the Newcastle Eagles.

Bamford backs off

The chairman of digger firm JCB yesterday appeared to have given up on buying British car manufacturer Jaguar from the Ford Motor Company.

Display Shaw was better from Eagles

New boy Shawan Robinson shrugged off concerns his place could be under threat when Jeremy Hyatt finally arrives after providing the spark which ignited Newcastle Eagles' season.

BTCC: Howell puts in a screamer

Gareth Howell scorched to pole yesterday ahead of today's British Touring Car Championship showdown at Silverstone.

Eagles look for 1st win

After two tough road defeats, the Springfield Honda Newcastle Eagles finally get the chance to parade their new-look team in front of their home fans in this afternoon's BBL clash against Plymouth (5.30pm tip-off).

Lifeboat crew pumped up as new gear put to use

A new piece of rescue equipment given to Blyth's volunteer-run lifeboat service has already proved its worth.

Blake defends Hyatt's return

Newcastle Eagles chief Paul Blake insisted today that the decision to bring Jeremy Hyatt back to the club had not been taken lightly.

Hyatt's second chance

Newcastle Eagles have completed their sensational move to re-sign shooting guard Jeremy Hyatt.

F1: Alonso ends bad spell

Fernando Alonso celebrated a surprise victory at the Japanese Grand Prix which should see the Spaniard retain his Formula One drivers' crown.

Flournoy is paid a Fab compliment!

Former Eagles coach Tom Hancock has paid tribute to Fab Flournoy - and tipped the New Yorker to get his side back on track and challenging for honours.

Bridge makes a very good case for defence

Eagles guard Andrew Bridge has warned his team-mates solid defence is the key to picking up a first win of the season when they face Milton Keynes tonight.

University's virtually in front with Honda F1

Northumbria University has been named one of the top three most IT-enabled organisations in the UK.

F1: Button in mood

While Jenson Button heads to the Japanese Grand Prix aiming to maintain his fine run of form, the Englishman will do so with a tinge of regret.

Defeat gives Robinson quite a start

Eagles ace Shawan Robinson has admitted to having been left shell-shocked after making his debut during last Friday's debacle in Sheffield.

Motor Cycling: Bayliss secures crown

Troy Bayliss won his second World Superbike title with fifth place in the opening race at Imola in Italy.

Sportscars: Duo end season in fine style

North sportscar duo Warren Hughes and Rob Bell rounded of their ELMS season in style by powering to victory in Spain last weekend.

Superbikes: Haslam takes pole for showdown

Leon Haslam will start today's British Superbike Championship showdown from pole after getting lucky in a rain-hit qualifying at Brands Hatch yesterday.

F1: Alonso grabs pole position

World champion Fernando Alonso will start the Chinese Grand Prix from pole position after setting the fastest time in qualifying today.

Fab team to beat

Former Eagles forward Pete Scantlebury takes his Sheffield team into tomorrow's BBL curtain-raiser against Newcastle fully expecting his former employers to still be one of the teams to beat this season.

Eagles yet to land Robbo

Newcastle Eagles could be without two import players when they tip off the new BBL season on Friday night in Sheffield.

Speedy schoolboy powers ahead

A North schoolboy has blown the competition out of the water to win a national powerboat championship.

Top trio to speak at Wynyard

A pioneer in the new communications technologies and a serial entrepreneur who helped to mastermind one of the best new food brand launches of the past 30 years will both be sharing their knowledge and experience with delegates on Teesside.

Fans are just Fab

Fab Flournoy has paid tribute to Eagles' fans after they endured a two-hour delay before finally watching their side blow away Irish champions Cork Blue Demons 75-42.

Making a case for a defence

Eagles guard Andrew Bridge has revealed the Newcastle players would consider a successful defence of just one of their four BBL trophies this season as another fruitful campaign.

Williams up to his level best

Trainer Evan Williams enjoyed a rare winner on the level as Corran Ard made it a hat-trick at Pontefract.

Eagles close in on GB centre

Eagles chief Paul Blake and player coach Fab Flournoy were locked in talks with 6ft 11in centre Chris Haslam last night hoping to persuade the Great Britain star to sign.

Music hits right note

Book Of Music can bounce back from a poor run at Chester to show his true colours at Pontefract tomorrow.

Fab looking forward

Newcastle Eagles' player-coach Fab Flournoy will not be rushed into finding an import forward despite the new BBL season tipping off in just 11 days' time.

Car-jack killer jailed

A car-jacker who mowed down and killed a grandmother as he tried to flee from police was yesterday jailed indefinitely for the protection of the public and banned from the roads for 10 years.

Gas-guzzlers face a £2,000 road tax bill

Drivers would take the biggest hit under Liberal Democrat plans to lift road tax by as much as 1,000% for the most polluting vehicles.

Superbikes: Back from brink

Gregorio Lavilla bounced back from a break-down to take pole ahead of today's round of the British Superbike Championship at Silverstone.

Ambulance apology

An ambulance service yesterday apologised to a pensioner after she was left waiting three hours with a broken arm to be taken to a hospital just a few minutes' drive from her home.

Versatile Robinson will make his point

Shawan Robinson has been announced as the first new face in Newcastle Eagles' squad for next season with player-coach Fabulous Flournoy revealing the American's versatility was a major attraction for the Tyneside club.

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