May 2016. Tears cascade at the King Power Stadium as Andrea Bocelli serenades a sea of ecstatic, incredulous Leicester City fans. We’ve achieved the impossible, our team of giant-slaying underdogs have toppled the phenomenally rich “top six” Goliaths of modern-day football, defying odds of 5,000/1 to lift the Premier League trophy. It’s surely the most historic football moment I will ever experience. At 18, my life as a football fan has peaked.
On 12 March, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus, sending his team and staff into self-isolation. The following morning, the Premier League threw in the towel – it was obvious that it was no longer possible to play football during the Covid-19 epidemic.
The rest of football and pretty much all sport followed. At a stroke, the schedules of the UK’s specialist sports broadcasters had been emptied.
Freddie Flintoff On Bulimia will see Flintoff try to understand the causes and impact of his personal struggles with bulimia and explore why eating disorders are so hidden in men.
The famous cricketer will talk to experts and men suffering from the illness to learn about the reality of being a man with an eating disorder.
Flintoff has gone from being one of Britain’s best loved sporting heroes to having a successful screen career, which includes the coveted role as a Top Gear presenter.
Christine Lampard: Do you wake in the morning and decide what you want to rant about that day?
Piers Morgan: I used to run a daily paper. And the whole point of it was that, every morning, if you’re running a newsroom with 400 people, you have to get them going with your opinions.
So I think it was always in my DNA to be hugely opinionated about absolutely everything. I try to work myself into indignant rages on most subjects.
'I am one vegan sausage-roll wrap from being fired'
The matches will be available on TV and across other Sky Sports platforms, making Sky the first-ever UK broadcaster to show every game of an ICC Women’s World Cup.
Viewers will be able to enjoy the excitement and drama of every moment, as England look to reclaim the trophy that they last won in 2009.
Ex-England captain Charlotte Edwards will join Isa Guha in the studio for the final at Lord’s to bring viewers all the action as it unfolds.
Barbara Slater, the Director of BBC Sport, likes to bang the drum for digital. Even so, last year she found the time to blog on the corporation’s website just six times.
Four of those six posts apologetically explained why the BBC had been forced to cede flagship rights and was likely to make further cuts in the future.
The posts unpicked why the BBC, after six decades, had to surrender Open golf and also give up on a, perhaps vainglorious, bid to roll back the years by making the Beeb the exclusive home of Formula 1.
BT Sport has secured exclusive UK TV rights to broadcast the 2017/18 Australia vs England Ashes in Australia.
Sky previously controlled the live cricket coverage for ten years before losing out to BT Sport.
The five-year rights deal with Cricket Australia, starting from 2016, will show all domestic Test Matches, One Day Internationals and T20 Internationals including the five-match Ashes Test Series against rivals England in 2017/18. Matches against world leading nations such as New Zealand, South Africa, India and Pakistan will also be broadcast.