SLAYTON, Minn. (July 18) – Round two of the Dominick Bruns Memorial Challenge Cup Chase Friday at Slayton went to Murray County Speedway regular Kevin DeBaere. DeBaere led all 18 laps after starting the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature outside Shaun Madden on the front row. The victory, DeBaere’s second this season at Slayton, paid $1,000. Derek Green, Chris Palsrok, Elijah Zevenbergen and Dan Veenstra rounded out the top five.Runner-up in the series last season, DeBaere had Derek Green on his back bumper most of the way. Restarts following cautions near midway, then with four laps to go and finally with three laps left didn’t make his job any easier. “It felt good to win this race, DeBaere said. “The bottom line was the line that was working so that’s where you had to be.” The Chase, which raises awareness about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, concludes Aug. 10 at Redwood Speedway. Feature results – 1. Kevin DeBaere; 2. Derek Green; 3. Chris Palsrok; 4. Elijah Zevenbergen; 5. Dan Veenstra; 6. Jim Larson; 7. Jim Gregoire; 8. Gary Mattison; 9. James Richert; 10. Nick Johansen; 11. Wayne Oftedahl; 12. Dean Nething; 13. Shaun Madden; 14. Jake Bruns; 15. Shaun Bruns; 16. Jake Masters; 17. Shane Bruns; 18. David Breyfogle.
A new report cites that Premier League football clubs Arsenal F.C., Crystal Palace F.C., and Swansea City A.F.C. are all in talks with Riot Games regarding franchise spots in 2019’s renovated EU LCS.It was revealed in March that the EU LCS would follow in the footsteps of the NA LCS in introducing franchising with buy-ins coming in at anywhere from 8,000,000 euros (£6,997,307.20) for teams already in the league and 10,500,000 euros (£9,183,965.70) for those who are looking to get involved.The same report has speculated that Schalke 04 Esports may be well out of the EU LCS when 2019 comes around due to the sheer expense of being involved once franchising is implemented. Interestingly, the report states – but doesn’t identify – other teams will voluntarily drop out from the competition also. This, of course, would make way for companies with those funds that perhaps had been waiting for the right moment to enter esports; we’re referring to the aforementioned football clubs.It’s worth noting that all three of the teams – Arsenal, Crystal Palace, and Swansea City – already have pre-existing ties to esports in one way or another. Arsenal shareholder Stan Kroenke co-owns the Overwatch League franchise Los Angeles Gladiators, Swansea City co-owner Steve Kaplan is a minority owner of Immortals, and Crystal Palace’s owners Joshua Harris and David Blitzer acquired Team Dignitas in 2016.Esports Insider says: It doesn’t surprise us at all – if the reports are true – that football clubs are looking to get involved with the EU LCS, especially with the amount of American sports clubs that entered the NA LCS when franchising was implemented over there. We’re interested to see if other traditional sports clubs outside of football are interested in acquiring a spot, too.
MANLY — A Worth County woman found guilty of animal neglect has lost an appeal of her case. 67-year-old Barbara Kavars of Manly in October was convicted by a Worth County jury of 14 counts of animal neglect in connection with the operation of a puppy mill and was sentenced to two years probation, a suspended jail sentence and $910 in fines. Prosecutors said at the time that Kavars was holding dogs in inhumane conditions when officials raided her operation on November 12, 2018, and seized about 150 dogs. Officials said the dogs’ kennels lacked food and had water containers filled with ice. 17 dogs had fur matted by feces, skin conditions leading to fur loss, painful wounds, intestinal parasites and other maladies. One dog had to be euthanized. Kavars and her attorney filed petitions back in January requesting a new trial and to overturn a civil ruling from January of last year that dogs and cats seized from her property were “threatened animals”. District Judge Colleen Weiland recently ruled that Kavars had not provided substantial evidence that her conviction was unjust or that her sentence was too harsh. Judge Douglas Krull ruled against Kavars in the civil case, saying there was overwhelming evidence of neglect.