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BBL: Leeds Force 47 Leicester Riders 103 - Frustrated Force overrun by Riders

Frustrated Leeds Force crashed to a 24th consecutive defeat of their miserable BBL season today, slumping to a crushing 103-47 reverse to league champions Leicester Riders at Carnegie Sports Arena.

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Leeds Force coach Danny Nelson.

Leeds Force 44 London Lions 128: Force are mauled by the rampant Lions

Leeds Force crashed to the second-largest defeat in BBL history tonight, suffering a 44-128 thrashing against London Lions at Carnegie Sports Arena.

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Leeds Force 'Isaac Mourier.''Picture: Alex Daniels

Isaac Mourier: Leeds Force aiming to learn lessons of loss to London

Basketball is very much a mental game keeping up your momentum and confidence is crucial, and that proved Leeds Force’s downfall against Glasgow Rocks last week.

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Isaac Mourier.

Leeds Force 76 Glasgow Rocks 100: Fast-starting Force pegged back by classy Rocks

A strong-starting Leeds Force faded late to suffer a 22nd straight BBL defeat against Glasgow Rocks tonight, losing 100-76 at Carnegie Sports Arena.

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Leeds Force coach, Danny Nelson, is trying to build momentum going into the off-season. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

BBL: Fragile Leeds Force have chance to make poor season ‘rock’ in remaining fixtures

Danny Nelson is hoping Glasgow Rocks’ heavy Commonwealth Games representation on the Gold Coast can help Leeds Force to only their second win of a disastrous BBL campaign tonight (7.30pm), writes SEB GIGNER.

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Sheffield Sharks' Rob Marsden.

Sheffield Sharks 83 Leeds Force 52: Sharks claim derby honours in closely-fought encounter

Leeds Force lost out in a closely-fought BBL Yorkshire derby at English Institute of Sport today, suffering an 83-52 defeat against Sheffield Sharks.

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Mike Tuck, left, is presented with his Team England vest in Brisbane (Picture: Basketball England)

Commonwealth Games: Adopted Yorkshireman Mike Tuck told not to return home without a medal

Canadian-born and American-educated he may be, but as Mike Tuck will demonstrate in the colours of Team England on the Gold Coast of Australia this month, there is a seam of Sheffield steel running through his veins.

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Leeds Force head coach, Danny Nelson.

Coach Nelson takes heart from Leeds Force youngsters

Danny Nelson insists bottom-of-the-table Leeds Force must start improving now if they’re to salvage any positives from what has been a disastrous BBL campaign so far, writes SEB GIGNER.

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Leeds Force's Isaac Mourier.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Isaac Mourier: No chance of Leeds Force giving up the good fight

It’s been a rollercoaster season for Leeds Force, and it has taken its toll on all of us, but we’ll keep fighting and there’s certainly no chance of us giving in before the season ends.

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Danny Nelson.

Leeds Force unfazed by task ahead insists Nelson

Danny Nelson insists lowly Leeds Force can’t feel sorry for themselves, and must continue fighting to snap their long losing streak in this weekend’s home double-header against Surrey Scorchers tonight (7.30pm) and table-toppers Leicester Riders on Sunday (4pm).

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Leeds Bradford Airport backs Leeds Force

Leeds Bradford Airport backs Leeds Force

Leeds Bradford Airport is to sponsor the Leeds Force basketball team, it has been announced.

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Danny Nelson.

Worcester Wolves v Leeds Force: Nelson eyeing up first away win of campaign

Danny Nelson insists that a win against high-flying Worcester Wolves tonight (7.30pm) could prove the antidote to an ailing Leeds Force’s long-running BBL slide after a disastrous campaign so far for the West Yorkshire strugglers.

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Sheffield Sharks' captain Mike Tuck (Picture: Chris Etchells).

People with influence need to step up to help basketball, says Sheffield Sharks’ Mike Tuck

Mike Tuck, captain of vanquished Sheffield Sharks, hopes his side’s part in a thrilling BBL Trophy final with Leicester Riders will help maintain the momentum in basketball’s quest for a bigger role in British sport.

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Sharks' Rob Marsden

Sharks show ‘incredible heart’ in final defeat to Leicester

Sheffield Sharks saw an amazing fightback fall just short as they slipped to a 90-85 defeat to Leicester Riders in the BBL Trophy final.

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Atiba Lyons: Aiming for glory.

Sheffield Sharks are out to upset the odds in final

Sheffield Sharks will have to shatter a losing streak tomorrow if they are to lift the 2018 BBL Trophy.

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Tre Bennett in action against Surrey Scorchers.''Picture: Alex Daniels.

Leeds Force aim to arrest alarming run of form

Leeds Force head coach Danny Nelson expects his struggling side to show their battling qualities in the 10 games that remain of a disappointing British Basketball League campaign.

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Yorkshire Jets in action in Superleague in 2015

Yorkshire confident they can regain Netball Superleague licence

Netball has long been a pioneer in championing women’s sport in the UK, becoming the first British sport to appoint an all-female board earlier this year.

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Sheffield Sharks vs Leeds Force, Sharks player Mike Tuck.

Nick Westby: Basketball’s ongoing battle to stand tall

IT IS a crisp, bright afternoon in Leeds, and on a concrete court overshadowed by residential tower blocks, a group of teenagers can be found playing a recreational game of three-on-three basketball.

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Drew Sullivan in action for Team GB at London 2012. They have since lost funding. (Picture: PA)

MPs accused of social discrimination in dismissal of basketball

David Lammy has asked an MPs’ debate about funding for basketball if discrimination plays a part in the game’s relative lack of public support when compared to other, more middle-class sports.

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George Brownell.

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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