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UAB, Ohio to Play in Bahamas Bowl

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has long been at the forefront of sports tourism in the Caribbean, and that trend continues this year with another high-profile NCAA Football bowl game hosted right in New Providence. UAB and Ohio …

Trinidad is Now the Caribbean’s Top-Ranked Football Team

 Above: the Soca Warriors in action By the Caribbean Journal staff The Soca Warriors are on top of the Caribbean. Trinidad and Tobago’s national football team sits atop the region in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, which was released this …

Jamaica’s Patrick Chung Wins a Super Bowl Championship

 Above: Patrick Chung By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has another Super Bowl championship. Safety Patrick Chung helped the New England Patriots win their fourth Super Bowl championship, defeating the Seattle Seahawks, 28-24. Chung, the son of noted reggae artist Sophia …

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 Above: Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona reads the letter By the Caribbean Journal staff As rumors continue to swirl about the health of Fidel Castro, a soccer star says there’s nothing to worry about. Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, who …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s men’s national football team is currently ranked 145th in the world according to the October edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, just ahead of Barbados and Curacao. It’s something that …

 Above: the Benna Boys By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is now the Caribbean’s top-ranked national football team, according to the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. The country jumped a whopping 69 slots in the latest rankings, reaching 80th …

 Above: the Estadio Castelao in Brazil By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major upset, Costa Rica opened up its World Cup play with a 3-1 victory over Uruguay on Saturday afternoon. Uruguay got off to an early lead when …

 Above: the Estadio Mineirao in Brazil By the Caribbean Journal staff Colombia defeated Greece, 2-0, on Saturday in its opening match at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Colombia quickly got on the board when Pablo Armero scored in the …

 Above: FIFA Headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has suspended a Jamaican international footballer and the national team’s doctor, it announced Thursday. FIFA suspended midfielder Jermaine Hue and team doctor Dr Carlton Fraser. Both had been …

 Above: the Reggae Boyz By the Caribbean Journal staff After months of constant leapfrogging, Haiti and Jamaica are now tied in the race to be the Caribbean’s top-ranked side, according to the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. Haiti’s Les Grenadiers and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti fell 5 spots in the most recent FIFA rankings to 74th in the world, although that is still good enough for the top ranking in the Caribbean. Jamaica, ranked 76th in the world, rose …

 Above: Belize’s footballers By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize followed up a blowout loss to the United States with a heartbreaking defeat against Costa Rica in Utah on Saturday. In a hard-fought game, Costa Rica’s only goal came on an …

 Above: Belize’s footballers (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize and Cuba each suffered defeats on Tuesday in their Gold Cup opening matches. Belize fell to the United States, 6-1, while Cuba lost to Costa Rica, 3-0. The United States’ …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and FIFA President By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s government and FIFA have agreed to establish a task force to promote the development of football in the Caribbean country. The move was announced by FIFA …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor MY MOTHER USED TO SAY of children, it is sometimes better to be seen and not heard. These were of course in the days when parents ruled children, and not as it is today. So it …

 By Alexander Britell At the national level, Haiti’s athletics continue to grow. Haiti’s football is on the rise. Les Grenadiers recently rose to 39th on the FIFA world rankings following a strong showing in the Caribbean Cup. A new, 12,000-seat …

 Above: Haiti’s Grenadiers in action against Dartmouth earlier this year By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Grenadiers surged 18 spots in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, overtaking Jamaica as the top-ranked Caribbean side. Haiti is now ranked 39th in the …

 Above: Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz have kept their Caribbean lead over Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica remains the top-ranked side among Caribbean football teams, according to the FIFA/Coca-Cola world rankings released Wednesday. Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz rose six spots, and …