PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been formally charged with assaulting his wife in two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment.
An indictment publicly released late Friday charges Dwyer with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors, including assault, criminal damage and disorderly conduct.
Investigators say Dwyer broke his wife's nose with a head-butt during a July 21 argument and engaged in a dispute the following day in which he punched his wife and threw a shoe at his 17-month-old son, who wasn't injured.
Dwyer had been booked on Sept. 17 on suspicion of aggravated assault against his son, but the indictment doesn't charge him with any crimes related to the child.
Prosecutors say it's not unusual for grand juries to return slightly a slight different charges than those initially brought in a case.
A message left for Jared Allen, an attorney representing Dwyer, wasn't immediately returned Monday.
Police say the first dispute between the couple erupted after Dwyer's wife learned about his recent phone contact with another woman and came to believe her husband was cheating.
The arrest came at a time when the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell are under fire over a series of violent off-the-field encounters involving some marquee players, including Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy.
The NFL has said the Dwyer case will be reviewed under the league's personal-conduct policy. The day after his arrest, the Cardinals placed Dwyer on the reserve/non-football illness list, meaning he can't play for Arizona again this season.
An Oct. 6 status conference has been scheduled for Dwyer.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have signed twin forwards Markieff and Marcus Morris to four-year contract extensions after both had career years in 2013-14.
Markieff signed for $32 million and Marcus' deal was for $20 million, a team official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because terms were not released.
The Suns also signed guard Zoran Dragic, the brother of starting point guard Goran Dragic, to a two-year deal.
The Morris twins were key contributors to Phoenix's surprising run last season, providing scoring, depth and versatility for a Suns team that finished 48-34 after winning 25 games the year before.
Markieff set career highs last season with 13.8 points per game, 6.0 rebounds and 48.6 shooting in 81 games. Marcus also had a career year, with 9.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 44.2-percent shooting while playing every game.
"We are particularly pleased to have reached extension agreements with Marcus and Markieff before the start of training camp," Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby said in a statement. "There is an extraordinary bond between these twin brothers; they make each other better players and better men. We take pride in their growth and look forward to their bright futures."
The twins played together at Kansas and were reunited in the NBA in 2013, when the Suns acquired Marcus in a trade with Houston. Phoenix selected Markieff with the 13th overall pick of the 2011 NBA draft — one slot before his brother.
Markieff has averaged 10 points and 5.1 rebounds in three seasons, while Marcus averaged 8.1 points and 3.5 rebounds.
The Suns also made a huge move this summer by re-signing guard Eric Bledsoe to a five-year contract extension and hope to build upon last season's success with two more pieces locked up.
"We are excited to be able to extend the contracts of Marcus and Markieff," Sun general Manager Ryan McDonough said. "They have had great success playing together at every level of basketball, including last season with the Suns. They have made great strides over the past year and we feel like they will continue to grow and improve. They are just entering their primes and we think they will play the best basketball of their careers over the course of the next five years."
Zoran Dragic spent the last 10 seasons playing professionally in Spain and his native Slovenia. He averaged 12.9 points and shot 50 percent playing for Slovenia with his brother in the 2014 RIBA World Cup in Spain.
GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — The tone was set by Rory McIlroy, the best player in the world. The winning shot came from Jamie Donaldson, a Ryder Cup rookie.
Europe added another layer to its Ryder Cup dominance on Sunday by leaving no doubt who had the best team, if not the best players. Behind two early comebacks that showed its resolve, Europe clinched the cup with four matches still on the course.
With a 16½-11½ victory, Europe kept that gold trophy for the eighth time in the last 10 tries.
McIlroy played some of his best golf this year — even for a guy who won the last two majors — by trouncing Rickie Fowler to put the first point on the board. Donaldson finished off the Americans with a 9-iron that settled 18 inches from the cup on the 15th hole at Gleneagles and set off the celebration.
"It came down to me to close it out," Donaldson said. "But it's all about the team."
That concept appeared lost on the Americans.
Not long after the closing ceremony, Phil Mickelson said the Americans have strayed from the winning formula at Valhalla in 2008 under Paul Azinger — their only victory in these matches dating to 1999. Even with U.S. captain Tom Watson sitting six seats away, Mickelson said that American team was invested in each other, which was different from Watson's style of doing it his way.
It was an awkward way to end another bad week for the Americans in the Ryder Cup.
Watson defended his philosophy, though he conceded he might have erred in using some players who were too tired, leading to a 10-6 deficit going into Sunday singles.
"The bottom line is they kicked our butts," Watson said. "They were better players this week."
Watson said he had a pit in his stomach watching the Americans blow a 10-6 lead two years ago at Medinah. The PGA of America brought him back as captain — at age 65, the oldest in Ryder Cup history — hopeful he could repeat some history. Watson was the last captain in 1993 to win on European soil.
It might not have mattered where this was played.
Graeme McDowell rallied from 3 down after five holes to close out his match against Jordan Spieth on the 17th hole. Justin Rose was 4 down after six holes when he won four straight holes with birdies against Hunter Mahan, and got up-and-down for birdie on the 18th to give Europe a half-point.
Rose went unbeaten for the week at 3-0-2.
That set the stage for Donaldson, a 38-year-old from Wales playing in his first Ryder Cup. He seized control over Keegan Bradley at the turn, and then it was a matter of when Europe could pop the champagne. Donaldson was so locked in on his task that he was unaware that he had retained the cup for Europe when he was 4 up with four holes to play. From 146 yards in fairway, he fired a 9-iron at the flag and let the club twirl through his hands.
It was close to perfect.
Watson walked over and shook his hand, and then put his arm around McGinley as they headed to the green. Bradley got onto the putting surface, and as soon as he saw Donaldson's ball next to the cup, he removed his cap and shook hands.
McGinley talked all week about a template of European success. The message was to embrace their role as the favorites, and to be proud that they had earned it. And the final instruction was to avoid complacency. Europe won the Sunday singles session for the second straight Ryder Cup.
"I didn't execute the plan. All these guys sitting at this table did," McGinley said with the 17-inch trophy on display. "I know how difficult it is to play in a Ryder Cup. I know when your heart is jumping out of your chest how incredibly excited and nervous you are. But we relish this challenge. We did it with a smile on our face, which is so important. And we did everybody proud."
The Americans had a few bright spots.
Patrick Reed went unbeaten as a rookie. Reed and Spieth had to settle for a half-point Saturday afternoon, in part because Reed missed a 2-foot putt. The gallery heckled him before he teed off against Henrik Stenson, and it inspired him. Reed rallied from an early deficit, putting his finger against his lips to hush the crowd, and he won the point on the 18th hole when Stenson missed a 4-foot putt. Reed went 3-0-1 and earned the most points for the Americans.
The three American rookies — Spieth, Reed and Jimmy Walker — contributed nearly half of the points for the U.S. team.
Going into the Ryder Cup, Watson had singled out Ian Poulter as the European with the best record and the man to beat. Poulter wound up playing only three matches and he didn't win any of them, settling for two halves.
It wasn't about Poulter, though. It was about Europe, a formidable team.