Here is the latest Carolinas sports news from The Associated Press

October 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carson Wentz threw for 222 yards and three touchdowns to help the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Carolina Panthers 28-23 Thursday night to improve to an NFC-best 5-1. The Eagles turned two interceptions deep in Carolina territory into 15 points, with touchdown passes to Zach Ertz, and LaGarrette Blount's 2-point conversion to take an 18-10 lead in the third quarter.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets owner Michael Jordan says that NBA stars ganging up and playing for super teams will hurt competitive balance. In an interview with Cigar Aficionado, Jordan said, "I think it's going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint."

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The reigning national champion Clemson Tigers visit the Carrier Dome on Friday night for a primetime matchup with Syracuse. The Orange are eyeing an upset like the one they pulled off last year against Virginia Tech. The second-ranked Tigers are 4-0 against Syracuse since the Orange joined the Atlantic Coast Conference.

UNDATED (AP) - North Carolina is finally set to learn its fate in a multiyear NCAA academic case. Three people with knowledge of the investigation say the NCAA infractions committee panel handling the case plans to release its ruling Friday. The people say the NCAA notified parties involved in the case Thursday morning.

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