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Monday Kickoff: Chelsea crowned champs, Sounders issue refund and more

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After three years of watching Manchester United lift the English Premier League title, Chelsea has returned to the top.

The Blues took care of their business on Sunday, drubbing Wigan, 8-0, to secure the league title and set off celebrations four years in the making.

Didier Drogba finished as the top scorer in the league, edging out Wayne Rooney with a late hat-trick to give him 29 goals on the season.

Rafael Benitez Worried About Return Journey Following Europa League Encounter Against Atletico Madrid

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Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has bemoaned the fact that UEFA have pressed ahead with the Europa League fixtures as originally scheduled.

The Reds travel to play Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the semi-finals of the European competition on Thursday. And the volcanic ash cloud that has turned a significant part of Europe into a no-fly zone has made it difficult for teams playing on the European stage to commute to their destinations for the first leg of their respective games.

Liverpool 3-0 West Ham: Match Report

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Anfield attendance was of a lowered tally for Monday nights clash, possibly due to the numerous amount of people still stuck abroad. A lack in the Anfield faithful though was not going to put a downer on the team or the performance against the London side battling to stay in football's top league. After the injury [.

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NEWS: Is Southend a "holiday friendly" location?

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Do you think Southend is one of the best places to take a vacation? Is it a friendly place to be? Would you consider our resort to be welcoming to visitors - whether they be day trippers or short stay holidaymakers?

Well a survey out today suggests Southend is the 8th most "holiday friendly" destination in the UK.

Midweek TV Preview: 11 - 12 May 2010

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Tuesday 11th May

15:15 Spartak Nalchik v Lokomotiv Moscow, Russian Premier League, ESPN
A bit of a sad occasion, this. What you're reading is probably our last TV Preview of the season (at least one of any real substance) now that all the cups and medals have been handed out. There will, of course, be the odd Cup Final and Japanese A-League curio cropping up on the box from time to time, but until the World Cup rolls around, this is it for now.

Match Report: Atletico Madrid 1 - 0 Liverpool

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Liverpool failed to gain any reward for their valiant efforts in making the long-haul trip to Madrid as a familiar foe gave Atletico victory in their Europa League semi-final first leg.

Former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan hit a scrappy winner in only the ninth minute but the tie is far from over and even without an away goal Rafael Benitez's side will be optimistic of overturning the result at Anfield next week.

Legends at the Nou Camp

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On a ferry in Belfast The volcanic ash cloud has delayed my return from Ireland so a boat to Stranraer beckons....

Bafana Bafana in Germany – Two Matches Confirmed

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We know that the Bafana Bafana squad is working hard in Germany, and now they have confirmed two good matches to sharpen their skills in the run-up to the World Cup

The Bafana Bafana team were having problems with the matches because of the flight problems in Europe due to the volcanic ash cloud.