Teen phenom Alphonso Davies keeps climbing, named Canadian men's soccer player of the year

Alphonso Davies has been voted the Canadian men's soccer player of the year, after a standout season with the men's national team and the Vancouver Whitecaps.  Davis, who grew up in Edmonton after being born in Ghana, was honoured by a vote shared by media and coaches. "He has been a standout performer for club […]

Cowboy Bebop: Live-Action Series Based on Japanese Anime Phenom Scores 10-Episode Netflix Order

Netflix is saying “Giddy up!” to Cowboy Bebop, placing a 10-episode series order for a live-action version of the late ’90s Japanese anime phenom, TVLine has learned. Set in the future, the jazz-inspired, genre-bending series follows a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters (named Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine and Radical Ed) on the run from their pasts […]

From Rome, to Shred: Italy's Surfing Phenom Beats the Odds on Tour

There’s a moment on his way to placing first at the World Surf League Qualifying Series in Martinique in March when Leonardo Fioravanti seems to be taunting the waves. For most of his run, the 20-year-old phenom is crouched low, whipping and flipping his board in ways that should send this land-dweller tumbling into the […]

Bob Elliott's Baseball: Phenom Shohei Ohtani continues to amaze

Away back during the courtship period — long before free-agent Shohei Ohtani signed with the Los Angeles Angels — we asked a scout about the player's best attribute? "His speed," said the scout who had been to Japan. His velocity? "No, he's fast, I saw him break late to cover first and he still beat a quick […]

Teen phenom Matthew Savoie draws comparisons to Sidney Crosby

He’s only 14 but already Matthew Savoie is drawing comparisons to the likes of NHL stars Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon. Trouble is, Savoie isn’t eligible for the Western Hockey League bantam draft until May 2019 and even then would be allowed to play just five games during the 2019-20 campaign. That has Savoie’s family considering […]

UFC fighters ducking Aussie phenom

TAI Tuivasa boasts only one UFC fight. Under five minutes in the Octagon. And still, this rising Australian heavyweight has been ducked by five different rivals on his way to landing a spot on Australia’s next blockbuster card, UFC 221. The Daily Telegraph can reveal Tuivasa, 24, will throw down with Frenchman Cyril Asker in […]

MLB teams abuzz about Shohei Ohtani, baseball’s next two-way superstar — here’s what fans should know about the Japanese phenom

Masterpress/Getty Shohei Ohtani has never thrown a pitch or made a plate appearance in an MLB game, yet for a few teams, he’s the biggest potential prize of the entire offseason. With a sweet left-handed swing to go along with his cannon for a right arm, Ohtani hits almost as well as he pitches, making […]

Meet the Knicks' New Foreign Phenom

Last November, OZY brought you this story of a teenage French phenom rocketing up NBA draft boards. Six months later, the New York Knicks made 19-year old Frank Ntilikina the eighth player drafted, one of two international players in the top eight picks. Since then? New York traded away longtime face of the franchise, Carmelo […]