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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A Rhode Island Superior Court judge on Tuesday approved a partial $25.6 million settlement in the lawsuit over the states disastrous deal with 38 Studios, the video game company started by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.Wells Fargo Securities and Barclays Capital Inc. agreed to settle to get out of the lawsuit brought against them and others when 38 Studios failed after receiving a $75 million state loan guarantee. The settlement, approved by Judge Michael Silverstein, brings the amount the state has recovered in the lawsuit to $42 million.The lawsuit filed by Rhode Islands economic development agency is still pending against Schilling and other 38 Studios officials, as well as First Southwest, which acted as Rhode Islands financial adviser in the deal. First Southwest had argued against the latest settlement, saying it relied on a state law that was unconstitutional and unfair. The 38 Studios executives joined that argument.Silverstein on Tuesday said he had already ruled on similar objections during two previous settlements in the case and rejected the argument.It was a good-faith settlement. There was no evidence to the contrary, the judge said as he ruled from the bench.The trial in the case is scheduled to begin in October against the remaining defendants: First Southwest and the 38 Studios officials, including Schilling.Francis Darigan, a retired judge who is acting as mediator in the case, told The Associated Press after the hearing that he hopes to pick up settlement talks again soon. While he said there has been little discussion with First Southwest, Darigan said he is in active discussions with the 38 Studios defendants.This is an ongoing effort, Darigan said.Custom Jaguars T-shirts . -- PGA TOUR Canada member Steve Saunders took a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Web. Josh Allen Jersey Large . 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The pipeline of young talent for next time around?A few days isnt enough time to answer all those questions, especially for players whose job was to play a certain style of hockey -- not put together a roster or pick the coaching staff.I liked our team, winger Zach Parise said Wednesday. I thought we played hard. Its not a players job to speculate who should or shouldnt be on the team before or after the tournament.Phil Kessel took his shot. Left off the team along with scoring forwards Kyle Okposo and Tyler Johnson and defensemen Justin Faulk, Kevin Shattenkirk and Cam Fowler, the Stanley Cup-winning Pittsburgh Penguins winger tweeted after the U.S. loss: Just sitting around the house tonight (with) my dog. Felt like I should be doing something important, but couldnt put my finger on it.U.S. management went with a sandpaper style of play that resulted in a silver medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics but hasnt worked since. Center David Backes said he believes that style of hockey can still win if executed correctly.To come here and flop like we did is extremely disappointing, defenseman Ryan Suter said. Obviously we have to examine ourselves and what more could we have done and how can we get better for future tournaments.The 0-2 start revealed the Americans brought too much physicality to a skill game. Canada, Russia, Team North America and others have thrived with fast-paced, entertaining hockey. Speed has been king at this international tournament, but Backes noted that the Americans werent going to out-skill Canada. With the aim of beating Canada, U.S. general manager Dean Lombardi instead built a big team with an edge in hopes of neutralizing the talent of the top hockey power in the world.Instead, the World Cup showed that depth of talent is everything. Leaving more skilled players at home was too much to overcome.Kessel was the Americans leading scorer and best player at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but he was left off the roster. Hand surgery after the playoffs may have put his availability in doubt, but USA Hockeys management team clearly overlooked him and others.The U.S. opted for old-guard players like forward Brandon Dubinsky, defensemen Jack Johnson and Erikk Johnson and grinder Justin Abdelkader.dddddddddddd Tortorella, as old-school a coach as there is, wanted to play his brand of hockey and stood by the roster construction and style.Canada outclassed the U.S. in a 4-2 whacking Tuesday night that wasnt as close as the score. Not only could the Americans not beat the tournament favorite but they werent able to knock them around, either.As a team we have some bigger guys who are physical, Canada captain Sidney Crosby said. It doesnt mean they have to chase hits.In the aftermath of the loss, players talked about hitting the post and being close. They also defended their teammates against criticism, even while conceding the results werent good enough.Theres perhaps a gut check for everybody thats on this team to know or to evaluate really what they were able to give or what they gave for the red white and the blue, Backes said.Tortorella was not made available to reporters on Wednesday. Lombardi was expected to speak Thursday before the U.S. finishes round-robin play with a meaningless game against the Czech Republic, which also failed to reach the semifinals.Patrick Kane, who did not score a goal in two games after winning the Hart Trophy as the NHL MVP last season, wouldnt blame his coach for this failing.Tortorella is just one of the most passionate guys Ive ever seen about hockey, Kane said. Ill never say a bad thing about him. Hes just a great coach. We didnt show up for him.Lombardi and other executives will take heat for the World Cup debacle, though it might lead to philosophical changes about how to beat Canada and win elite tournaments. It will help at future events to have players like Auston Matthews, Johnny Gaudreau, Jack Eichel, Brandon Saad and Seth Jones, all of whom played on the 23-and-under Team North America and werent eligible for the U.S. team.There is definitely a fantastic future coming here, Tortorella said Tuesday night. There are some good young kids there that I think theyll bring some juice to the program.For now, there is the final game against the Czechs. Parise said the U.S. wont repeat what it did in against Finland in the bronze medal game at the Sochi Olympics, essentially mailing it in.All of us probably really regretted what happened that game, Parise said. You ask yourself, `Could we have played harder with the bronze medal on the line? ... Well come and play hard just like there is a spot on the line to get in.---Follow Stephen Whyno on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SWhyno ' ' '

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