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Middlesbrough's Patrick Bamford celebrates scoring his sides first goal of the game during the FA Cup Fourth Round match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. The SportsTalk panel discuss.

SportsTalk: Saluting Yorkshire’s Cup kings

Bradford City shock Premier League leaders Chelsea in the FA Cup on Saturday. Is it the greatest upset in the competition’s rich history? Download this Yorkshire Post Newspapers podcast here or via iTunes.


Will Hall

Oliver Hylands: Hall’s haul highlight of improved display

Despite a huge game from former Great Britain Under-20s player Will Hall, Leeds Force were unable to overcome the high-flying Cheshire Phoenix last Friday night.

Will Hall looks to shoot for Leeds Force against Cheshire. (Picture: Steve Riding).

Force’s soaring Hall rounding into form video

Former Great Britain youth prospect Will Hall says he is nearing a return to his best form after taking the fight to BBL high-fliers Cheshire Phoenix last Friday.

Will Hall of Leeds Force

Phoenix too strong for battling Force side

Leeds Force gave the world’s tallest professional basketball player a fright before eventually succumbing to the combined might of Cheshire Phoenix.

Will Hall of Leeds Force

Basketball: Force are aiming to overcome tall order video

In a season of firsts at Leeds Force, there is another ceiling for them to push through tonight – namely the size of the opponent they will face when Cheshire Phoenix come to town.

Oliver Hylands

Oliver Hylands: Force have taken giant leap for the sport in city

One small step, one giant leap. Like the famous words spoken by Neil Armstrong, Leeds Force are making their own history.

Matt Newby

Leeds Force v Manchester Giants: Newby praise for Attah

Matt Newby feels the arrival of Sam Attah has given Leeds Force a lift, as they prepare to host Manchester Giants in a key BBL Championship clash.

Ricky Fetske

Fetske has learned to empathise with refs

With a whistle at their lips and the next ticking off never far away, a referee’s life can be a difficult one.

Sheffield Sharks' Patrick Horstmann tries to get past Leeds Force. Picture: Andrew Roe

Basketball: First win sets Force on the offensive

Leeds Force go in search of revenge against Plymouth Raiders tonight fuelled by their ‘statement’ win over Sheffield Sharks last week.

LEEDS-BOUND: GB star Devon Van Oostrum. Picture by Mansoor Ahmed.

Basketball: Leeds Force swoop for GB international Van Oostrum

Leeds Force have announced the loan signing of GB international Devon Van Oostrum.

James McCann scored the winning points for Leeds Force in Sheffield.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Sheffield Sharks 60 Leeds Force 62: Sharks are stunned by late Force run

A James McCann three-point shot produced a massive shock as BBL new boys Leeds Force beat Sheffield Sharks 62-60 last night in South Yorkshire.

Matt Newby.

Basketball: Youngsters will benefit from their Force bows

Leeds Force might be fighting a losing battle trying to compete with the big boys night after night.

Armand Anebo.

Basketball: Force face their toughest test to date

A fixture with the best team in British basketball tonight provides a fitting end to the home campaign for 2014 for Leeds Force.

James McCann gets a shot in for 
Leeds Force v Sheffield Sharks. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Lot more to come from Force – McCann video

Explosive guard James McCann has warned the BBL that there is more to come from him and Leeds Force.

Britain's Prince William, third from right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, sit with former Houston Rockets player Dikembe Mutombo, second from right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Leeds Force are aiming to build their own fan base.

Basketball: Leeds want supporters to come out in Force

Beyonce and Jay-Z, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge – basketball is a sport that attracts the biggest names to courtside.

James McCann

Fledgling Force suffer heavy defeat by experienced Sharks video

Established Sheffield Sharks took a chunk out of rookies Leeds Force in the first ever battle of Yorkshire last night.

Matt Newby.

Leeds Force: We won’t be pushed around by Sharks says chief Newby

Leeds Force head coach Matt Newby has warned Sheffield Sharks that the BBL rookies won’t be pushed around tonight in the first ever Yorkshire derby at the highest level.

Leeds Carnegie head coach Matt Newby.

Basketball: Estrada is happy to be on guard with Leeds Force

Leeds Force have strengthened their roster ahead of Friday’s mouth-watering derby with Sheffield Sharks with the acquisition of a US college graduate.

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