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Andrew Hambleton joins Leeds Force ahead of new season

Leeds Force have announced the signing of British guard Andrew Hambleton for the fast approaching British Basketball season.

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Mika Turunen.

Leeds Force unveil Mika Turunen as new head coach

Leeds Force have appointed Mika Turunen as the club’s new head coach.

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On the move: Head coach Matt Newby has left Leeds Forces BBL team

Coach Matt Newby out as Leeds Force write new chapter

LEEDS FORCE have parted company with their first head coach and one of the architects of their elevation into the British Basketball League, Matt Newby.

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VIDEO: Sheffield Sharks basketball player 'told to go back to own country' in Junction 32 retail outlet car park row

A professional basketball player says he was racially abused in the car park of a Yorkshire shopping centre and told to ‘go back to his own country’ after a vehicle hit his car.
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VIDEO: WWE superstars bounce in for special basketball game ahead of show at Sheffield Arena

WWE superstars swapped wrestling for basketball when they bounced into Sheffield for a slam-dunk time promoting the forthcoming Special Olympics GB national games coming to the city.
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Mike Tuck in action for the Sharks. Photo: Chris Etchells

Sheffield Sharks 71 Worcester Wolves 73: Sharks look to overturn narrow first leg deficit

SHEFFIELD SHARKS must recover a two-point deficit when they travel to Worcester Wolves on Sunday in the second leg of the BBL Play-off quarter-final.

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Leeds Force coach Matt Newby has his work cut out in the coming off-season following his side's hefty last-day defeat to Cheshire Phoenix.

Cheshire Phoenix 128 Leeds Force 77: Force go out with whimper as red-hot Phoenix party

Leeds Force were embarrassed in the final game of the BBL league season as they lost away to the Cheshire Phoenix 128-77, writes ARIF AHMED.

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Jermaine Sanders

Force are rocked by agonising late defeat

Leeds Force suffered the narrowest of defeats to the Glasgow Rocks in their final BBL home game of the season as they went down 72-70 in the final seconds, writes ARIF AHMED.

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Leeds Force: Force aiming to send fans home happy vows Newby

Leeds Force: Force aiming to send fans home happy vows Newby

Leeds Force are aiming to give their fans something to cheer about in their final home game of the season against the Glasgow Rocks tonight, writes ARIF AHMED.

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Jermaine Sanders

Rob Marsden: Bad habits kick-in as Leeds Force are caught cold

It’s like we took some major steps back against the Glasgow Rocks on Sunday especially at the beginning of the game.

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Jermaine Sanders.

Force eager to shock the Rocks

Coach Matt Newby has challenged his side to end the season on a high starting with a victory over Glasgow Rocks tonight (7.30pm).

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Disraeli Lufadeju

Rob Marsden: Leeds Force in bid to Rock Glasgow’s chances

Well that was another tough defeat to take against the London Lions on Sunday, going down 100-83.

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Matt Newby.

Leeds Force v London Lions: Newby eyes up series win over the Lions

Coach Matt Newby is looking to secure the series and pick up vital points against the London Lions in Leeds Force’s penultimate home game of the season tomorrow.

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Top shot, Jermaine Sanders.

Bristol Flyers 87 Leeds Force 77: Force falter after taking giant strides towards play-offs

twenty-four hours after beating the Manchester Giants on Friday night, Leeds Force fell to an 87-77 defeat at the hands of the Bristol Flyers at the WISE Basketball Arena on Sunday, writes ARIF AHMED.

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Rob Marsden

Leeds Force: Marsden out to wrap up Manchester whitewash

Rob Marsden is looking for a whitewash against his former team when the Leeds Force take on the Manchester Giants tonight, writes ARIF AHMED.

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Leeds Force coach Matt Newby.

Leeds Force: Coach Newby not putting all recruitment eggs in one basket

Matt Newby has revealed Leeds Force have begun targeting players for next season, but admits they are unlikely to hold on to their three US imports for 2017-18.

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Head coach Matt Newby

Personal pride at stake as Leeds Force stars are challenged to finish season on a high

Leeds Force head coach Matt Newby has challenged his players not to let their BBL season peter out, after their play-off hopes were all but ended over the weekend.

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Top scorer Jermaine Sanders.

Rob Marsden: No reward for all our hard work at weekend

That was a tough weekend I tell you. Two games in two days, travelling over 400 miles as well, that was an experience.

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Rob Sandoval in action for Leeds Force

Rob Marsden: Leeds Force show both sides of their character

This week might seem like a carbon copy to last week, but that is because our performances was almost exactly the same.

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Top scorer Rob Sandoval.

Leeds Force 99 Plymouth Raiders 69: BBL Trophy finalists put to the sword by the Force

Leeds Force ran out easy winners against the Plymouth Raiders in front of their own fans wining 99-69 at the Carnegie Sports Arena, writes ARIF AHMED.

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