IOWA STATE star

Bryce Dejean-Jones

has been suspended for tonight's game against rival Iowa after being arrested and charged with multiple misdemeanors.

Ames police spokesman Geoff Huff said Dejean-Jones was arrested around 3 a.m. yesterday after officers were called to his apartment over a noise complaint. A charge of gathering where marijuana is used has been dropped, but he still faces two misdemeanors: a nuisance party and noise ordinance violation.

Coach Fred Hoiberg said he decided to suspend Dejean-Jones for the game between the 14th-ranked Cyclones (6-1) and Iowa (8-2).

Story County Attorney Stephen Holmes told the Associated Press the pot charge was dismissed by a judge in Dejean-Jones' initial court appearance for a lack of probable cause.

Dejean is a fifth-year senior in his first and only season with the Cyclones after transferring from UNLV. He is the latest transfer to become a star under Hoiberg, averaging 17.1 points and 6.9 rebounds a game for the 14th-ranked Cyclones.

Huff said officers have been to Dejean-Jones's apartment "more than five times" for noise complaints. Police have gathered a group of nearby residents and Iowa State coaches in the hopes of solving the problem.

"We thought everything was going pretty well, and then last night happened. Apparently it didn't work," Huff said.

The transfers Hoiberg has brought in during his 5-year tenure in Ames have largely stayed out of trouble, though junior Abdel Nader pleaded guilty to a drunken-driving charge in June and was suspended for three games.

Auto Racing

* NASCAR champion

Kevin Harvick

was named Driver of the Year by a panel of broadcasters and journalists. Harvick won the final two races of the season to earn his first career Sprint Cup title.

Kyle Busch underwent successful surgery to relieve inflammation in his left foot. Busch is expected to recover in time for the start of the 2015 season, which opens at Daytona International Speedway in February.

Soccer

* D.C. United forward

Fabian Espindola

was suspended by MLS for six games and fined because he shoved a game official following a playoff game last month. Espindola missed a header in the 54th minute that would have tied the series that DC lost 3-2 on aggregate despite winning the Nov. 8 game 2-1. After the game, Espindola came into contact with assistant referee

George Gansner.

* The lawyer for U.S. women's goalkeepr Hope Solo is asking the court to dismiss domestic violence charges against her, claiming that the victims in the case have not allowed depositions that were granted the defense. Solo was charged with two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault following an altercation with her half-sister and nephew at a party in June.

Boxing

*

Fyodor Chudinov knocked out previously unbeaten Australian fighter

Ben McCulloch

to win the vacant WBA interim super-middleweight belt in Moscow.