There were two overtime games in the BBL on Friday night as the One Health Sharks Sheffield progressed to the BBL Trophy semi-finals and there were league wins for the Newcastle Eagles, Surrey Heat and Durham Wildcats.

Launch Weekend continues with Sheffield Sharks V Glasgow Rocks in the Quarter Finals of the BBL Trophy. LIVE Courtside Commentary tonight from the EISS on The New SUNSET Radio at

Well after the heady days of 2011 and 2012 I was of the opinion that things would slow down a bit for me but how wrong was I. There I am at Media City Salford when I get an e-mail from my old mate Kevin Cadle asking me to give him a call. I thought he might have finally remembered the money that I owed him but I was wrong.

The Basketball All Party Parliament Group, under the chairmanship of Sharon Hodgson, MP, met at the House of Commons on Tuesday, 15th January, 2013, to discuss the crisis in basketball engendered by recent funding decisions by UK Sport and Sport England.

The Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders secured their first piece of silverware since 2001 after a thrilling 80-85 victory over last year's winners, the Newcastle Eagles in a sensational BBL Cup Final at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. Photo Mike Shaft

On Friday the 11th of January 2013 The New SUNSET Radio broadcast a live commentary of Manchester Giants versus Glasgow Rocks in the BBL. This is another chance to listen to some of the audio from another spectacular encounter. Photo Jack Hinds Photography.

Friday night in the BBL Championship saw the Glasgow Rocks maintain their chase of the top four, while the One Health Sharks Sheffield leapfrogged the London Lions into the play-off spots, the latter losing to the Cheshire Phoenix who thereby strengthened their position in the top eight. Photo - Andy Sidders Photography.

5 January 2013

Manchester Giants and One Health Sharks Sheffield meet on Thursday for the second time in five days and the third time this season. This time there's a place in the BBL Trophy quarter-final at stake. Photo - Russell Hart Photography.