Freddie Flintoff explains why he hated sparring during short-lived boxing career and gives verdict on Mike Tyson’s possible return to the ring

20 May

Freddie Flintoff has revealed just how much he hated sparring while training for his only boxing fight – admitting he used to ‘just get beaten up’ every day. The former England cricketer had his first, and only, professional fight back in 2012 when he beat Richard Dawson on points. The training seems to have been […]

Freddie Flintoff says he was fat-shamed so badly during early cricket career he developed an eating disorder – ‘The feeling of self-loathing and shame was awful’

19 May

England cricket legend Freddie Flintoff has opened up on his eating disorder battles and the ‘self-loathing and shame’ he felt after being fat-shamed throughout his early career. This week, former Manchester United ace Luke Chadwick has been trending for his honest comments about his struggles with anxiety and self-confidence, over the relentless abuse he suffered […]

Jofra Archer reveals fears for Steve Smith after viscious bouncer at Lord’s in light of Phil Hughes’ tragic death

12 May

England bowler Jofra Archer admits everyone feared the worst after he floored Steve Smith with a 92mph bouncer at Lord’s during last year’s Ashes series. Smith escaped with concussion following the brutal blow – and even came back out to bat that day – but Archer reveals were immediate concerns in light of the tragic […]

Australia cricket captain Tim Paine reveals why he pooed himself in Ashes Test at Old Trafford: ‘My coach would have punched me in the face’

12 May

Australia captain Tim Paine has told talkSPORT he has no regrets about pooing his pants during last year’s Ashes, and insists he’d ‘do it all again’ if it meant the tourists took the urn back home. On Monday, England cricket legend Freddie Flintoff was stunned by the admission from Paine that he soiled himself towards […]

Freddie Flintoff ‘absolutely disgusted’ with Tim Paine after Australia captain reveals he pooed himself during Ashes Test at Old Trafford

11 May

England legend Freddie Flintoff was shocked, outraged and straight up ‘disgusted’ after being told about Tim Paine ‘doing a number two’ on the pitch during an Ashes Test last year. The Australia captain recently revealed he POOED HIS PANTS at Old Trafford back in September just before the Aussies retained the urn, and Flintoff has […]

Football and cricket should NOT return during coronavirus crisis, insists England legend Freddie Flintoff

4 May

Freddie Flintoff has told talkSPORT he is AGAINST football and cricket resuming action while the coronavirus crisis is still affecting lives. Sporting events across the world have been postponed or even scrapped altogether as the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a global lockdown. However, those in charge of the world’s leading sports are making plans […]

The Hundred: ECB postpones launch of revolutionary new competition until 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

30 Apr

The Hundred will be launched in 2021 instead of this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced. The revolutionary franchise competition, featuring a brand-new format and some of the world’s greatest players, was set to start this July. However, the ECB has confirmed it will not be possible […]

England cricket star Jonny Bairstow thinks The Hundred should not start this summer if it has to be played behind closed doors

30 Apr

Jonny Bairstow does not think the new cricket competition, The Hundred, should start this summer if it would have to be played behind closed doors. The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc with sport across the globe, with events either suspended or cancelled. The cricket season was due to have started domestically in April but it […]

England bowler Stuart Broad still insists he would’ve batted first on the morning he bowled one of the greatest Ashes spells of all time

28 Apr

It’s a good thing Stuart Broad wasn’t England’s Test captain on that fateful day at Trent Bridge in 2015. In what remains the shortest innings ever in Test cricket, Broad bowled one of the greatest spells in Ashes history as the hosts skittled Australia for 60 in just 111 balls. The 33-year-old took 8 for […]

England captain Joe Root admits FIFA limitations ahead of charity esports match vs Love Island’s Chris Hughes – ‘It could be a cricket score!’

27 Apr

Joe Root fears he could be humbled by Love Island star Chris Hughes as they prepare do battle in the NHS Charities Together Cup. The England captain is one of several sports stars taking part in a FIFA 20 tournament alongside various celebrities to raise money amid the COVID-19 crisis. Having been booted off the […]

Freddie Flintoff says Steve Smith ‘took the blame’ for ball-tampering scandal and believes EVERY Australia player was involved

21 Apr

Freddie Flintoff believes Steve Smith ‘took the blame’ for the Australian ball-tampering scandal that saw him suspended from cricket for a year. Then-Test captain Smith, as well as batsmen David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, were banned from all formats of the sport for a year after the trio were found trying to rough up the […]

Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler among England cricket stars to lose out on millions as IPL is postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

16 Apr

England cricket stars are set to lose out on millions as the India Premier League was suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. The eight-team league, which was scheduled to begin on March 29, was initially postponed until Wednesday. However, the Indian government has extended their lockdown until May 3 and the Board of Control […]

Phil Neville was a ‘cricketing genius’ who could have been ‘England’s Ricky Ponting or Sachin Tendulkar’, reveals Freddie Flintoff

15 Apr

talkSPORT’s Freddie Flintoff breathed a huge sigh of relief when Phil Neville signed for Manchester United – because he was a ‘cricketing genius’. Speaking on Wednesday’s Sports Breakfast, the cricket egend revealed his admiration for Neville’s skillset and says he could have been England’s Ricky Ponting or Sachin Tendulkar had he not ventured into professional […]

Freddie Flintoff wants silver and bronze medals SCRAPPED in sport – ‘Who wants to be reminded of being beaten?’

13 Apr

England cricket legend Freddie Flintoff says he ‘doesn’t understand’ silver and bronze medals and wants to see awards for coming in second and third place scrapped from sport. The talkSPORT Breakfast’s latest member started his debut show on Monday with a rather bold claim that perhaps shows the elite winning mentality that made him such […]

Freddie Flintoff on Breakfast: Reliving the England legend’s greatest moments ahead of talkSPORT debut

12 Apr

Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff has ended talkSPORT’s long search for a decent cricketer by signing up for the Breakfast show (sorry Goughie, we love you really). On Monday, the England legend will make his talkSPORT debut alongside Laura Woods, bringing more sporting fun to your mornings than ever before. Fear not, we’ve included plenty of coffee […]

England cricketer Ben Stokes admits he rewatched his ‘miracle of Headingley’ innings against Australia to entertain himself in lockdown

11 Apr

Ben Stokes rewatched his ‘miracle of Headingley’ in full for the first time on Saturday, and allowed the rest of the country to join in as he basked in ‘great memories’. With no cricket to fill the live schedules as a result of the coronavirus lockdown, broadcasters have turned to their archives for inspiration with […]

‘We haven’t even seen the best of Ben Stokes yet’, says Freddie Flintoff as England star is named the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World

8 Apr

Andrew Flintoff says the best is still yet to come from Ben Stokes after the England all-rounder was crowned as Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world. Stokes was announced the winner of the prestigious honours in the 2020 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, which was published on Thursday. The 28-year-old Durham ace is the first Englishman to […]

New talkSPORT signing: England cricket legend Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff joins the Sports Breakfast team alongside Laura Woods and Alan Brazil

8 Apr

The talkSPORT Breakfast Show has got even bigger with the signing of England cricket legend Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff. Last week, Laura Woods was announced as the new Breakfast host on Monday to Wednesdays to a great fanfare. Alan Brazil is still taking the chair on Thursdays and Fridays, but we’ll now be joined by another big man, as […]

Lancashire Cricket Club chairman David Hodgkiss dies at age of 71 after contracting coronavirus

30 Mar

Lancashire Cricket Club chairman David Hodgkiss has died at the age of 71 after contracting coronavirus. Hodgkiss, who had underlying health issues, had been on the club’s board since 1998 and was appointed chairman in 2017. A Lancashire statement read: “Further to the announcement from his family, it is with great sadness that Lancashire Cricket […]

The greatest acts of sportsmanship to restore your faith in humanity, including Mike Tyson, Aryton Senna, Freddie Flintoff and Robbie Fowler

29 Mar

The outbreak of the deadly coronavirus has stopped civilisation as we know it, bringing the globe to a grinding halt. As the death rate and cases of infection for COVID-19 continue to mount, more and more of the world as we know it is shutting down. Unfortunately, this has meant sport has also taken a […]

England batsman Jos Buttler shows just how much he is missing cricket with hilarious Pilates routine in full whites, helmet and pads

21 Mar

Jos Buttler was clearly looking for any excuse to get padded up with the whole no-cricket thing going on. After the ECB announced the suspension of domestic cricket until May 28 due to coronavirus, the England wicket-keeper batsman has obviously been left with a hole in his life. View this post on Instagram Here’s 5 […]

Surrey veteran Gareth Batty fears coronavirus crisis may cut short his cricket career

18 Mar

Surrey verteran Gareth Batty fears the coronavirus crisis could mean he has already played his last game of cricket. The 42-year-old is one of six Surrey players currently in self-isolation as a precautionary measure against Covid-19. On Wednesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced the suspension of all recreational cricket until further notice – […]

Coronavirus in sport: All the events cancelled or postponed including Premier League, Euro 2020, Olympics, The Open, Wimbledon and Anthony Joshua fight

13 Mar

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the worldwide sporting calendar. The Football Association, the Premier League, the English Football League, FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have all called a halt to the action. Meanwhile, England’s cricket team cut short their tour of Sri Lanka, while the year’s first golf major, […]