Here is the latest Pennsylvania sports news from The Associated Press - WBNG

UNDATED (AP) — It took seven games for Nick Sirianni to have to publicly support Jalen Hurts. The Philadelphia Eagles are off to their worst start since 1999 at 2-5 and there’s plenty of blame to spread around. Of course, the rookie coach, the second-year QB and first-year defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon get most of it. Sirianni has no plans to bench Hurts following another so-so effort in a 33-22 loss at Las Vegas. Hurts finished with solid numbers — 18 of 34 for 236 yards and two touchdowns passing and 61 yards rushing. But he was 8 of 16 for 135 yards until the Eagles trailed 33-7.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets will try to turn around their season without Zach Wilson for a few games. Coach Robert Saleh confirmed Monday an MRI revealed the rookie quarterback has a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will be sidelined two to four weeks. Wilson was injured in the second quarter of New York’s 54-13 loss to New England on Sunday. The Jets acquired veteran Joe Flacco from Philadelphia for a conditional sixth-round draft pick that can become a fifth-rounder based on playing time. Flacco, Mike White and Josh Johnson will be in the mix to start for the Jets with Wilson sidelined.

UNDATED (AP) — Drew Timme of Gonzaga is the lone unanimous selection on The Associated Press preseason All-America team. He was joined by Illinois big man Kofi Cockburn, UCLA guard Johnny Juzang, Villanova point guard Collin Gillespie and Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis. Timme was a second-team All-American last season while leading the Zags to the NCAA championship game for the second time. Cockburn looked into leaving for the NBA before returning. Juzang is back after leading the Bruins to the Final Four and Gillespie returns after suffering a knee injury. Jackson-Davis is looking to get the Hoosiers back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2016.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have hired Bobby Dickerson for a second stint as their infield coach. The 56-year-old Dickerson served as Philadelphia’s infield coach in 2019. He spent the last two seasons with the San Diego Padres. He was the club’s bench coach in 2020 and was also third base coach this past season. Dickerson previously spent 14 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles.

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