Mike Hoban scored the lone goal in the third period as the visiting Komets beat Evansville 1-0 on Wednesday.
Hoban’s unassisted goal came late in the third, and goalie Ken Reiter stopped all 36 shots he faced for the shutout.
Fort Wayne (22-17-2) has won eight of its last 12 games and improved to 4-2-0 against Evansville (15-22-4).
Before the game, Norfolk of the higher-level American Hockey League returned forwards Brandon Marino and Jean-Michel Rizk, along with defenseman Ryan Hegarty, to the Komets. Marino, who leads Fort Wayne in points, and Rizk, who leads in goals, played one game with the Admirals. Hegarty didn’t play. They weren’t in the lineup Wednesday night. They should play Friday against Toledo at Memorial Coliseum.
Forward Luca Caputi, who had missed six games with a shoulder injury, was back in the lineup for the Komets in Evansville. So was all-star defenseman Daniel Maggio, who missed three games while with Bridgeport of the AHL.
A person familiar with the trade says Washington will send Michael Morse to Seattle as part of a three-team deal that would move catcher John Jaso from the Mariners to Oakland and pitcher A.J. Cole from the Athletics to the Nationals.
The spring training schedule opens when Boston plays host to Northeastern University on Feb. 21 at Fort Myers, Fla., in what the commissioner’s office says is the earliest start to exhibition games. After four charity games the following day, all 30 teams are scheduled for Feb. 23.
Right-hander Phil Hughes and the New York Yankees agreed to a $7.15 million, one-year contract. … Right-handers Aaron Cook, Juan Cruz and Rodrigo Lopez agreed to minor league contracts with Philadelphia. … Texas and All-Star pitcher Matt Harrison agreed to a $55 million, five-year contract. … Baltimore extended the contracts of executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter through 2018. … Alex Rodriguez had surgery on his left hip and is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break. Also Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said he’s been cleared to start baseball activity in his recovery from a broken left ankle. … Right-hander Jerome Williams and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract.
Ingrid Barker, the wife of former Bluffton boys coach Wayne Barker, died at the age of 47. Barker coached the Tigers for 15 years before becoming the school’s superintendent in 2009.
The Livestrong charity Lance Armstrong founded says it expects the disgraced cyclist was “completely truthful and forthcoming” in his interview with Oprah Winfrey. Armstrong admitted to Winfrey using performance-enhancing drugs during his career after years of denials. The interview is scheduled to be broadcast today and Friday.
Arizona, one of two NFL teams still looking for a head coach, interviewed Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and plan to talk to the Colts’ Bruce Arians.
Atlanta is making contingency plans by giving reserve ends Cliff Matthews, Jonathan Massaquoi and Lawrence Sidbury more snaps in practice in case defensive end John Abraham is unable to play in Sunday’s NFC title game against San Francisco. … New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will replace Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers on the NFC roster for the Pro Bowl.
The Warsaw girls basketball team beat Penn 55-42 on the road to remain undefeated at 16-0. … The Snider girls basketball team beat Class 3A No. 3 Norwell 69-44. … In hockey at Lutheran Health Sports Center, Northrop beat Bishop Dwenger 4-1, Homestead took out Snider 8-2 and Carroll got past Leo 5-3.