It was just before 7pm on March 4 and as he approached the locker room with a face like thunder, Fabulous Flournoy's mood was as black as the curtain that hid the on-court celebrations that, for the first time in a long time, did not involve him.
When Newcastle Eagles held their pre-season Press conference they proudly showed off the four trophies they had won in a clean sweep of domestic honours.
Combining duties as player and coach remains rare in British basketball but there will be two men in action in such a role in the North-East this weekend.
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Newcastle Eagles won't be the only local team taking part in the prestigious British Basketball Finals at the Metro Radio Arena this weekend.
New national coach Tony Smith has given his backing to the unusual group format unveiled yesterday for the 2008 World Cup, writes Ian Laybourn.
Four tries stand between Blaydon and an achievement of historic proportions for the club, according to honorary secretary Jim Huxley.
Furious Gateshead Thunder head coach Dave Woods has called on his players to prove their mettle in the wake of the 66-0 defeat at Workington Town.
Gateshead Thunder will be looking to build on a superb opening-day win against York when they travel to Workington - with coach Dave Woods warning Friday's 26-18 victory means nothing unless they play well today.
Gateshead Thunder begin their National League Two season at Kingston Park this afternoon when they face York City Knights with coach Dave Woods hoping to kick on from a strong defensive display in the Challenge Cup last weekend.
A season of hard work could all come down to who wins by the most points in the last two games as Blaydon and Tynedale fight it out for top spot and automatic promotion from National Three North.
Northumbria are fighting for their play-off lives following a second Netball Super League defeat in six days at London-based Mavericks on Saturday.
North East rugby league fans have been denied the chance to see a Super League side on Tyneside for the first time since Gateshead's solitary top-flight season in 1999.
Peter Aubry today revealed how he hopes to be back in time for Newcastle Vipers' Elite League play-off title push.
Gateshead Thunder have been drawn at home to Super League club Salford City Reds in the fourth round of the Carnegie Challenge Cup on April 1.
Gateshead are dreaming of a plum tie against a Super League club when the fourth round of the Carnegie Challenge Cup is drawn in Leeds tonight.
Gateshead Thunder produced a fine display to beat French Elite division club Limoux by 16 points in the third round of the Carnegie Challenge Cup.
Teenage goalie Mark Lee shut out the Stingrays for the second time this season, as the Vipers took a big step towards play-off qualification.
Gateshead Thunder are hoping to go one better than in 2004 when they narrowly lost 26-22 against Limoux in the Challenge Cup under Seamus McCallion.
Gateshead Thunder face a Carnegie Challenge Cup third round tie against French outfit Limoux on Tyneside tonight with prestige and a possible financial windfall at stake, writes JEFF BOWRON.
Tyneside's rugby league squad kicked off a new bid to cut down on drug use yesterday.
Toby Flood's family history suggests he should feel comfortable with life in the spotlight.
Martin Corry could regain the England captaincy for Sunday's Six Nations showdown with title favourites France - just two months and three Tests after he lost it.
York City Knights completed an emphatic Northern Rail Cup double over pointless Gateshead Thunder with an eight-try victory at a wet and windy Huntington stadium.
England will begin preparations for their Six Nations clash against France in a familiar position - with an injury cloud hanging over Jonny Wilkinson.
Paddy O'Connor has told Newcastle Vipers to throw everything plus the kitchen sink into their bid to seal a play-off place in the Elite League.
Last week, we reminisced about The Police reforming. I yearn to see Barry Blue return to his rightful Top Of The Bill status.
It defies all logic given the relative sizes of the clubs, but Newcastle United and Wigan Athletic were competing on an even basis yesterday.
Returning hero Paul Sculthorpe hailed his side's "great team performance" after inspiring St Helens to victory in the World Club Challenge Trophy at Bolton's Reebok Stadium last night.
Vipers' chief Paddy O'Connor insists that Newcastle will not take any chances on netminder Peter Aubry in a bid to keep him fresh for the Elite League play-offs, (writes Lee Ryder).
Democracy is alive and well in Brian Ashton's brave new England - and Toby Flood could not be more excited.
When Jonny Wilkinson runs out in an England jersey on Saturday for the first time in more than three years, he promises he will be better than ever.
Phil Vickery will lead England into the 2007 Six Nations admitting the last 12 months have proven "unacceptable" for the world champions.
Wigan coach Brian Noble has returned to his old club Bradford to sign 18-year-old stand-off Mark Flanagan.
Cumbria League leaders Workington maintained their 100 per cent record when they hammered Aspatria Eagles 67-5 at the Ellis Sports Ground.
A drop goal two minutes from time by Chris Malone earned Bath a precious Guinness Premiership win to kick-start Christmas celebrations on the Rec last night.
Three men dressed as Santa burst into a Carphone Warehouse store in St Helens, Merseyside, on Thursday night, threatened staff with pistols and demanded cash.
Gateshead Thunder, whose prospective new coach Dave Woods flies into England tomorrow, will face York City Knights in both their Northern Rail Cup and National League Two opening fixtures in 2007.
The Springfield Honda Newcastle Eagles notched up their expected road win at City of Edinburgh Kings in the BBL Trophy group game last night.