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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on aggravated assault charges in connection with two fights at his home in late July involving a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old child. The Cardinals say they became aware of the situation on Wednesday and are cooperating with the investigation. Dwyer has been deactivated from all team functions.
UNDATED (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy will not play this weekend, and it could be a while before either player sees any game action. The Vikings put Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, meaning he is off the active roster again while he deals with his legal affairs stemming child abuse allegations. The Panthers have removed Hardy from the team's active roster until the Pro Bowl defensive end's domestic violence case is resolved.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and the players union have agreed on a new drug policy that will include HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month. The new performance-enhancing drug policy will have a more immediate impact this weekend. Denver receiver Wes Welker, Dallas Cowboys defensive back Orlando Scandrick and St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey had been suspended for four games. All can return Sunday under the new rules.
NEW YORK (AP) — Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won't play again in the majors this season because of last week's beaning. Stanton sustained facial fractures, dental damage, cuts that required stitches and two black eyes when he was hit in the face by a fastball from Milwaukee's Mike Fiers last Thursday. He still leads the National League with 37 homers and had a major league-best 105 RBIs when he was injured.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Toronto pitcher Marcus Stroman is appealing his six-game suspension that Major League Baseball imposed for throwing at the head of a Baltimore hitter. MLB penalized Stroman and also fined the 23-year-old rookie an undisclosed amount. Stroman threw a pitch that sailed past the head of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph in a game Monday night.
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