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Thorpe Primary pupils touchdown in NFL tournament

Children from a Leeds primary school touched down in London recently to take part in the finals of a junior American football tournament.

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Leeds Force's Tavarion Nix lines up a shot against Cheshire Phoenix.

Game over for Leeds Force after four great years

TOP-FLIGHT basketball in West Yorkshire came to an end with British Basketball League outfit Leeds Force calling it a day yesterday.

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Isaac Mourier battles past Malcolm Riley for Leeds Force against Cheshire Phoenix in the BBL Championship last season.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Leeds Force calls time after ‘four great years’

TOP-FLIGHT basketball in West Yorkshire has come to an end with BBL outfit Leeds Force calling it a day.

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‘Nightmare’ finally over for Force

Leeds Force ended a nightmarish BBL season with a 32nd loss of the campaign on Sunday night, suffering a 102-79 defeat against league champions Leicester Riders.

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Danny Nelson

Honour in defeat for the Force

A spirited Leeds Force faded late and cruelly slipped to another BBL defeat on Friday night, losing out 76-59 against Bristol Flyers at SGS WISE Arena, writes SEB GIGNER.

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Danny Nelson

Hard season will stand us in good stead says Nelson

Danny Nelson insists Leeds Force have a lot to be proud of ahead of the final two games of a disastrous BBL campaign for the league’s basement side this weekend.

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George Brownell

Isaac Mourier Column: Leeds Force are determined to finish with honour

Leeds Force have to fight and that’s what we plan to do in our final two games – our head coach Danny Nelson is keeping us positive and it’s vital we maintain that mindset heading into this weekend and the off-season ahead.

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Isaac Mourier

Another game and another Force defeat

A disastrous third quarter condemned Leeds Force to a 25th straight BBL defeat on Friday night, suffering a 110-70 loss against fellow strugglers Plymouth Raiders.

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Leeds Force captain Isaac Mourier (pictured) and team-mate Gazemend Sinani worked hard for points but to no avail against Leicester Riders. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

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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Isaac Mourier

Isaac Mourier: Champion test ahead of winnable home clash

WE have a winnable game on Friday at home against Plymouth, but firstly we’ve got today’s Leicester game in our sights – it’ll be a tough ask against the newly-crowned league champions but we’re looking forward to the challenge.

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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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Danny Nelson

Force’s future depends on our youth says coach Nelson

Danny Nelson insists youth development will prove key to Leeds Force’s chances of future BBL success ahead of tonight’s clash with title-chasing London Lions at Carnegie Sports Arena. (7:30PM), writes Seb Gigner.

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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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Isaac Mourier

It’s tough but we can see signs of an upturn

We know Leeds Force can compete against teams like we did for large parts against Sheffield last week, but it’s a matter of how long we can stick with our opposition.

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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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George Brownell led the Force in London. (Picture: Chris Etchells)

London Lions 107 Leeds Force 56: The misery continues for Force despite Brownell’s poise

Leeds Force slumped to a 21st straight BBL defeat of a disastrous campaign, suffering a 107-56 thrashing against London Lions, WRITES SEB GIGNER.

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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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