F1: Fisichella ready to relaunch bid

Giancarlo Fisichella stormed to his first pole position in 12 months at the Malaysian Grand Prix and believes it relaunches his title bid after disappointment in Bahrain.

Eagles shoot down Bullets

Eagles veteran guard TJ Walker has revealed the Eagles did use the controversy surrounding Fab Flournoy and Birmingham's Skouson Harker as an extra incentive for their impressive 83-67 win over the Bullets last night.

Powerboat: Aces on Tyneside

The UK's top powerboat competition will take place on Tyneside for the first time this summer after organisers decided South Shields offered a perfect backdrop for the Honda Formula 4-Stroke series.

Walker blow rocks Eagles

Newcastle Eagles hopes of landing a first BBL league title have been dealt a major blow after TJ Walker suffered a hamstring problem in last night's 85-75 win in Brighton.

Eagles inspired by duo

Newcastle's BBL title bid is firmly back on track after they picked up a second win of the weekend with a devastating 97-70 demolition of play-off hopefuls Guildford Heat last night.

Prince returns

`Prince' Charles Smith is poised to make a sensational return to action for the Eagles in tonight's crucial clash with London Towers as he embarks on a third stint at the club.

Eagles plan double bid

Newcastle Eagles are planning a double swoop in a bid to resurrect their BBL title hopes left hanging in the balance after a calamitous 21 days of league action.

Action ballot at factory

Workers at a North-East car parts factory are being balloted for industrial action over plans to introduce Saturday shifts.

Eagles handed home comforts

Newcastle Eagles will have one eye on Teesside tonight as they look towards an Arena date in the BBL Trophy semi-finals.

Eagles' defence holds key

Former Eagles favourite "Prince" Charles Smith has admitted to wishing he was still part of the squad that will be heading to Birmingham on Sunday for the BBL Cup Final.

Blake nets top job

Newcastle Eagles' managing-director Paul Blake was confirmed today as the new chairman of the British Basketball League.

Our best is yet to come

Eagles' forward John Bryant thinks supporters are right to expect an improved performance as the club starts it defence of the BBL Trophy against Teesside Mohawks tonight.

Eagles' title bid rests on Rocks

If Newcastle want to land the biggest prize in British basketball they will have to finish ahead of the Scottish Rocks.

Horsewomen in road rage terror

A young horsewoman told last night of how she believed a "crazed" motorcyclist was going to kill her.

Eagles given golden chance

Newcastle Eagles have been handed a golden opportunity in their bid to claim the first silverware of the BBL season.

Walker up for Cup challenge

TJ walker has revealed the Eagles players are desperate to get back to their vibrant and free-flowing best when they start their BBL Cup campaign against Guildford Heat at the Arena tonight.

F1: Almost there

Fernando Alonso is on the verge of creating Formula One history after taking pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.

F1: Button wins battle

Jenson Button will complete one of the strongest driver line-ups in 2006 after winning his contract battle to stay at BAR Honda.

Eagles' joy as Sullivan decides to stay

Newcastle have beaten off competition from Spanish giants Real Madrid and a host of the continent's leading clubs to sign Andrew Sullivan for a second successive season.

F1: Game on now – Kimi

Kimi Raikkonen has vowed to take his world championship battle down to the wire after a crucial victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring yesterday.

F1: Button bids to stay

Jenson Button has told his BAR bosses he wants to stay with them for next season - but Sir Frank Williams insists the Briton will be with his team for 2006.

Motor cycling: Rossi defies rain and his rivals

An imperious Valentino Rossi overcame appalling conditions as well as his MotoGP world championship rivals to produce an awesome British Grand Prix victory at Donington Park yesterday

Blaze hits kitchen

A pensioner saw his kitchen go up in flames yesterday when his house caught fire.

Jaguar races up the quality chart

Jaguar is climbing the quality ladder as far as American motorists are concerned, according to a report released in the USA this week.

F1: Button pledge

Jenson Button has vowed to bounce back from BAR's two-race ban by winning his first grand prix.

Bike crash witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses after a smash involving a motorcycle.

Homes to slow

Builder Taylor Woodrow says the property market slowdown will hit house sales in the first half of this year.

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Fab tips Eagles to soar again

Newcastle Eagles player-coach Fab Flournoy shrugged off the defeat which ended a glory run and insisted his side can bounce back on their long road trip to Brighton tonight.

Motorsport: Ellison has to wait for bike

North MotoGP hopeful James Ellison has been forced to sit out the official pre-season test in Spain this week - because his bike is still not built!

Eagles pull off late raid

Newcastle Eagles' title dreams live on after they produced a stunning late performance to claim a dramatic 73-69 win at Plymouth last night.

We've got that winning look

TJ Walker believes the Eagles have never boasted a better team after insisting silverware is finally on its way to Tyneside.

Perry inspires Eagles' victory stroll

It was a case of mission accomplished for Newcastle as they shrugged off concerns over fatigue and a string of minor injuries to complete a weekend double by blowing out Leicester 76-95 on Saturday night.

Injured Flournoy faces big decision

Fab Flournoy, yesterday named as the BBL's coach of the month for December, is facing a "catch 22" as he bids to keep Newcastle Eagles in the hunt for honours on two fronts.

Forumla 1:Fer play to my team says Schuey

World drivers champion Michael Schumacher improved one of his many Formula One records with victory in the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim - but felt Ferrari's latest achievement deserved more praise.

F1: Button hails his best drive

Penalised Briton elated at place

Superbikes: Haydon outrides rivals for top spot

James Haydon splashed his way to the top of the free practice leaderboard for the eighth round of the THINK!

Touring cars: Plato bounces back

Jason Plato clocked a superb lap time to take a surprise pole position at Silverstone yesterday, for the third round of the Green Flag British Touring Car Championship.

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Veteran Welsh star Colin Jackson won a thrilling 110 metre hurdles race in last night's Honda Golden League meeting in Rome's Olympic Stadium.

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