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Sharks’ Williams is too strong for Force

Leeds Force crashed to another BBL defeat in Friday night’s Yorkshire derby, suffering a 107-79 defeat against Sheffield Sharks at Carnegie Sports Arena.

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Sheffield Sharks' Eddy Brownell. PIC: Andrew Roe

BBL: Brownell brothers braced for the Leeds Force-Sheffield Sharks derby

Leeds Force head coach Danny Nelson is demanding an improved effort from his struggling side in tonight’s BBL Yorkshire derby clash against Sheffield Sharks at Carnegie Sports Arena.

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Action from October's meeting between Sheffield Sharks and Leeds Force. The rematch is on Force's 'home tur' on Friday. PIC: Chris Etchells

Isaac Mourier: Faltering Leeds Force’s team spirit will be key to locking up Sharks

Leeds Force underestimated just how tough an opponent Manchester would prove to be last week – the Giants have a strong roster and showed a fantastic team spirit that we just couldn’t match.

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Zak Wells passes under pressure  for Leeds Force

Leeds MP pledges to make ‘as much noise as possible’ to save UK basketball

A Leeds MP is to lead a debate on the future of basketball in the Commons after pledging to make “as much noise as possible” on the issue.

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Isaac Mourier. PIC: Alex Daniels

Isaac Mourier: Leeds Force failing to follow coach’s matchday instructions

Leeds Force are gradually becoming a better team, but I don’t think we should’ve been targeting anything other than a win last week against Worcester Wolves – they didn’t play very well and we ‘beat ourselves’.

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Adrian Kuyinu posed an early fightback threat. PIC: Leeds Force

Leeds Force 76 Worcester Wolves 101: Force fail to arrest poor run of results

Leeds Force’s long-lasting BBL losing streak continued on Sunday night – suffering a 101-76 defeat against play-off-chasing Worcester Wolves at Carnegie Sports Arena, writes SEB GIGNER.

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Danny Nelson.

Future’s looking bright for struggling Leeds Force says Nelson

Leeds Force head coach Danny Nelson insists his steadily-improving side have the spirit and fight needed to escape the bottom of the British Basketball League standings before the end of a difficult campaign.

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Respected Leeds Force coach, Danny Nelson. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Isaac Mourier: We must get our ‘minds right’ from the outset

Leeds Force’s difficult start was key to our loss against London Lions last week – if you find yourself 17 points behind right out of the gates, it’s always going to be an uphill battle.

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Danny Nelson.

Leeds Force can compete with the best insists coach Nelson

Leeds Force head coach Danny Nelson insists his new-look roster have the heart and determination needed to challenge the league’s biggest threats in the final few months of the 2017/18 BBL campaign.

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Isaac Mourier (Picture: Brendan Chadwick Photography)

Isaac Mourier: Leeds Force stars need to be accountable for their actions

We travelled up to Glasgow last week to represent Leeds Force in the right way, no matter the circumstances.

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Eric Curth kept Glasgow on the rocks. PIC:  Bruce Rollinson

Glasgow Rocks 125 Leeds Force 91: Under strength Force give high-rolling Rocks a good run for their money

short-handed Leeds Force suffered a 125-91 BBL defeat at Glasgow Rocks, despite registering their second-highest offensive tally of the campaign with only seven available players, writes SEB GIGNER.

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New YEP columnist Isaac Mourier in action against Bristol Flyers on Sunday. (Pictures: Brendan Chadwick Photography)

Isaac Mourier: Times they are a changing but Leeds Force stay strong

Leeds Force have definitely made strides forward in the last few weeks – we had a new lease of life against Bristol last week, and found that togetherness we’ve desperately been searching for as a team.

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Leeds Forces' Eric Curth. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Leeds Force 83 Bristol Flyers 91: Force miss notching only second win of season by whisker

Leeds Force fell agonisingly short of a memorable second victory of the campaign on Sunday night, suffering a heart-breaking 83-91 defeat against playoff-chasing Bristol Flyers at Carnegie Sports Arena.

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Leicester Riders 105 Leeds Force 53: Riders hit back to crush Force’s resolve

Leeds Force’s hopes of ending 2017 on a high ended disastrously tonight, as they suffered a 105-53 battering against the high-flying Leicester Riders despite Force claiming a shock lead to end the first-quarter.

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Leicester Riders v Leeds Force: Willpower of ailing Force heartens coach Nelson

Head coach Danny Nelson is hoping Leeds Force can register a shock upset of British Basketball League high-flyers Leicester Riders at Leicester Arena tonight, WRITES SEB GIGNER.

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Isaac Mourier. PIC:  Bruce Rollinson

Veteran Isaac Mourier sets out on mission to reshape Leeds Force’s future

ISAAC MOURIER believes that Leeds Force’s band of new recruits must come together and shape their identity over the festive period to salvage their hopes of challenging for the British Basketball League playoffs in the new year.

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Mike Tuck. Picture: Andy Chubb.

Passion of Mike Tuck can help Sheffield Sharks grow appeal

BEING a professional sportsman can be a physically and mentally exerting job.

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Samuel Saiz

Have Your Say - Leeds United: Whites offering the usual rollercoaster of expectations and emotions

WE asked one fan from each of the region’s clubs to give their verdict on their club’s first half of the season. Here Paul Taylor, 57, of Dewsbury gives his verdict on Leeds United.

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Eric Curth hit 12 points for Leeds Force (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Samuel Toluwase: Criticism of Leeds Force hurts but is vital to our journey

That fourth quarter against Manchester Giants last week in a losing effort, showed that when we practice what we preach at Leeds Force, we get better results.

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Leeds Force coach Danny Nelson will be demanding more cohesion from his roster reckons captain Samuel Toluwase. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Samuel Toluwase: We were pulled apart after we lost focus

We beat ourselves over the weekend – it was a difficult pair of games and even though we tried to rally through them together, we were picked apart too easily and lost our focus as a team.

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