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Cedric Simmons playing for Bulgaria
Cedric Simmons scored 12 points as Bulgaria outplayed Sweden 78-73 Aug. 15 in Group B of the European championships in Sofia.
This was Simmons’ first official game with Bulgaria. He has played this past season for Asefa Estudinates in the Spanish professional basketball league.
Simmons played 16 minutes and had eight rebounds.
On Saturday, Simmons played 35 minutes and scored 16 points in an 88-71 loss to Azerbaijan in Baku. He had a team-high 12 rebounds.
Bulgaria played Germany on Tuesday in another game of the qualifying round. The other team in the five-team Group B is Luxembourg. In all, there are six groups of five teams each.
‘Bonecrusher’ Smith to be at Planet Fun
Former heavyweight boxing champion James “Bonecrusher” Smith is coming to Planet Fun in Shallotte for a meet and greet.
Smith, a North Carolina native, will be at Planet Fun from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 25 for a photo and autograph session.
Smith now lives in Myrtle Beach, S.C. In 2002 he created the nonprofit organization Champion For Kids, which mentors kids through boxing and provides scholarships to young people in the Carolinas. He has a celebrity golf tourney Aug. 31-Sept. 1 in Myrtle Beach. More information is at champion4kids.org.
Smith is a native of Magnolia and a 1975 graduate of Shaw University. He won the WBA heavyweight title in 1986 with a first-round knockout of Tim Witherspoon. Smith is the first college graduate to win a heavyweight title. Smith lost the title in 1987 when Mike Tyson defeated him.
Smith retired in 1998 and was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011.
He was inducted into the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame in 2007. He helped establish the N.C. Boxing Commission and was its first chairman.
Planet Fun Bowling leagues set
Planet Fun is offering these bowling leagues. To join, call 755-2386 or visit planetfuncenter.com.
Faith and Fun: 7 p.m. Mondays, four players.
Golden Oldies: 10 a.m. Mondays, three players.
Carolina Shores: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, four players.
Service Industry: 9 p.m. Tuesdays, three players.
Brunswick Belles: 9 a.m. Wednesdays (starting Aug. 29), three players.
Hump Day Fun: 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, four players.
St. James men: 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays (four players, private league)
One-half timers: Noon Wednesdays, every other week, three players.
Planet Fun Classic: 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, four players
Friday Fun Timers: 6:30 p.m. Fridays, four players.
Youth League (18 and younger): 5 p.m. Sundays, three players.