Trevor Bauer was apparently shunned by every major league team, so he’s signed a one-year deal with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars. On Friday before about 75 reporters in a Yokohoma hotel, he slipped on the BayStars uniform — No. 96 — and said all the right things. Not a single Japanese reporter asked about his suspension in the United States over domestic violence allegations or the reasons surrounding it. He said he hoped to strike out 200 and keep his average fastball velocity at 96 mph.
The No. 2 Houston Cougars take on the No. 16 Miami Hurricanes in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament. The teams meet Friday for the first time this season. Houston is 17-1 against the AAC, and Miami (FL) is 15-5 against the ACC.
The No. 9 Gonzaga Bulldogs play the No. 10 UConn Huskies in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament. The teams meet Saturday for the first time this season. Gonzaga is 14-2 against the WCC, and UConn is 13-7 against the Big East.
The No. 15 Kansas State Wildcats face the No. 25 Florida Atlantic Owls in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament. The teams play Saturday for the first time this season. Kansas State is 11-7 against the Big 12, and Florida Atlantic is 18-2 against the C-USA.
The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide face the No. 18 San Diego State Aztecs in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament. Friday's meeting is the first this season between the two teams. Alabama is 16-2 against the SEC, and San Diego State is 15-3 against the MWC.
The No. 5 Texas Longhorns and No. 13 Xavier Musketeers meet in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. The teams play Friday for the first time this season. Texas is 12-6 against the Big 12, and Xavier is 15-5 against the Big East.
The Creighton Bluejays face the Princeton Tigers in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament. The teams match up Friday for the first time this season. Creighton is 14-6 against the Big East, and Princeton is 10-4 against the Ivy League.
The Anaheim Ducks look to stop their three-game slide when they play the St. Louis Blues.
The Minnesota Wild host the Chicago Blackhawks after Matthew Boldy's two-goal game against the Philadelphia Flyers in the Wild's 5-4 shootout loss.
The Vegas Golden Knights aim to keep their three-game win streak alive when they visit the Edmonton Oilers.
The Washington Capitals visit the Pittsburgh Penguins in a matchup within the Metropolitan Division Saturday.