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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ben Stokes fires back at Mitchell Johnson for mocking England’s coronavirus response with ‘sucker punch’ jibe in reference to infamous Bristol night out

6 Mar

Ben Stokes has hit back at Mitchell Johnson after the former Australia bowler mocked him for his infamous night out in Bristol. Following news that England players have replaced handshakes with fist bumps in Sri Lanka due to the coronavirus outbreak, Johnson wrote on his Instagram story: “Is this a p*ss take? You can jam […]

England’s Women’s T20 World Cup dream in tatters as washout secures India’s place in final without ball being bowled

5 Mar

England’s Women’s T20 World Cup campaign ended in despair as they were knocked out at the semi-final stage without a ball being bowled. Heavy rain caused a delay at the Sydney Cricket Ground with India and England waiting to see if they would be able to take to the field, but the match was later […]

England fall desperately short against South Africa in first T20 – despite heroics of Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy

12 Feb

Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan both hit half-centuries which proved insufficient as England lost the first Twenty20 by one run in a nail-biting conclusion at a blustery East London. Roy lit the touchpaper to a chase of 178 with a blistering 70 off 38 balls, while Morgan (52 off 34) was at his belligerent best […]

South Africa vs England LIVE commentary: Listen to exclusive coverage of first T20 as Morgan’s men eye victory in East London

12 Feb

England take on South Africa in their first T20 clash on Wednesday following their drawn one day series. England stumbled to victory in their third ODI on Sunday, winning by two wickets to finish the series 1-1. England won the Test series earlier this winter and will be looking to finish their tour well in […]

South Africa vs England LIVE: Listen to exclusive coverage of third ODI as Eoin Morgan’s men need 257 to win

8 Feb

England must win the final ODI against South Africa in Johannesburg today o avoid defeat in the three-match series. The tourists won the Test series but suffered a heavy defeat to their hosts in the first one dayer, before the second was abandoned due to rain. It means Eoin Morgan’s world champions must prevail at […]

South Africa vs England LIVE commentary: Listen to exclusive coverage of second ODI, England win toss and bowl first

7 Feb

England face South Africa in Durban today in the second of three ODIs against the Proteas. England won the Test series against South Africa but suffered a heavy defeat to their hosts in the first one dayer. Quinton de Kock hit a century and Temba Bavuma added 98 as the Proteas eased to a seven-wicket […]