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Ladies Super League kicks off

Liverpool Ladies Football Club begin the defence of their Super League title. They were crowned champions on a dramatic final day last season. That was their second successive title. Tonight they're at home to Sunderland and hoping to make it three titles in a row. Liverpool's Katie Zelem, who's from Oldham, can't wait for the season to start.

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Clash of the codes 20-years-on as Wigan and Bath meet at the training ground

The Wigan and Bath players in cross-code training. Credit: ITV News.

Nearly 20 years on from their famous cross-code showdown, Wigan Rugby League Club and Bath's Rugby Union side have taken to the field once again.

The clubs have been linked ever since those two fixtures at Manchester City's Maine Road and at Twickenham.

Today they came face to face on the training ground in the hope of learning from each other's sports.

Chris Hall reports:

Manchester City deny Simeone approach

Atletico Madrid's Argentinian head coach Diego Simeone. Credit: Press Association.

Manchester City have denied making an offer to, or being interested in, Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone.

With City looking set to go trophyless this season, there has been plenty of talk of late about the prospect of manager Manuel Pellegrini being replaced in the summer.

Simeone - who Atletico on Tuesday confirmed had signed a new contract with them through to 2020 - had been among those mentioned as a potential successor.

And on the latest edition of Sky Sports' Revista de La Liga programme, Spanish journalist Guillem Balague claimed the Argentinian would be staying on with his current employers despite having had a "huge offer" from City.

However, City sources have categorically denied to Press Association Sport that the club made a bid for Simeone's services or that they are interested in the 44-year-old.

Since Simeone took charge at Atletico in 2011, the trophies they have won include the Europa League and Primera Division, and they have also reached the Champions League final.

Chilean Pellegrini guided City to the Barclays Premier League title, victory in the Capital One Cup final and the club's first-ever participation in the Champions League knock-out rounds last season, his first term in the job.

Since then they have suffered a second successive last-16 exit in the continental competition, and in the Premier League - their last hope of silverware in 2014-15 - they are currently second, six points behind Chelsea, who have a game in hand.

Manuel Pellegrini, Manchester City. Credit: Press Association.


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Jessica Ennis-Hill eyes Manchester comeback

Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to make her long-awaited competitive return in the 100m hurdles at the Great CityGames in Manchester on May 9.

The Olympic heptathlon champion will take part in her strongest event after a near two-year absence from competition following the birth of son Reggie last summer.

Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to make her long-awaited competitive return. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Ennis-Hill set a British record of 12.54 seconds for the 100m hurdles at London 2012, although that has since been broken by Tiffany Porter.

I'm really looking forward to making my competitive return at the Great CityGames Manchester. The atmosphere is always amazing there.

Street athletics is a lot of fun, not only you are really close to the fans, but the energy around the Morrison's Great Manchester Run weekend is fantastic, as the elite races and the mass participation run bring the city together in a celebration of running.

– Jessica Ennis-Hill
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