Here is the latest North Carolina sports news from The Associated Press

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is still hoping someone will step up and claim the team’s starting right defensive end spot once occupied by Greg Hardy. Three weeks into training camp and with one preseason game in the books, nobody has shown they deserve the job.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tiger Woods will play the Wyndham Championship for the first time. In an email to The Associated Press yesterday, agent Mark Steinberg confirmed that Woods will play in Greensboro this week. That ends a few days of uncertainty around Sedgefield County Club, the site of the final tournament of golf’s regular season.

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — South Carolina senior Matt NeSmith shot a 5-under 65 yesterday on Olympia Fields’ North Course to take the first-round lead in U.S. Amateur stroke-play qualifying. NeSmith, from North Augusta, South Carolina, had six birdies and a bogey. The top 64 after the second round today will advance to match play on the North Course.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Colin Rea won his second straight start and Will Venable hit a two-run single to help the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 last night. Rea became the seventh starter in Padres history to begin his big league career 2-0.