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Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The Golden State Warriors made history on Tuesday night, dominating their in-state rival Los Angeles Lakers en route to the best start to a season in National Basketball Association history.


16-0. NBA History!

— Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) November 25, 2015

Best start in NBA history. #DubNation

— Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) November 25, 2015

With the 111-77 defeat of the Lakers, the Warriors won their 16th consecutive game to begin the year, besting the previous record start of 15-0 held by the 1948-1949 Washington Capitals and the 1993-1994 Houston Rockets.

The Warriors outscored Los Angeles 30-11 in the first quarter and never looked back. A 35-17 third quarter edge pushed the game into laugher status.

In his team's loss, Lakers star Kobe Bryant had arguably the worst game of his career. Scoring just four points on 1-of-14 shooting. Bryant has never attempted more than 10 shots in a game without making at least one. Tuesday's game tied his career high in shot attempts in games where he made only one.

Last season, Kobe had another 1-for-14 game, but tacked on seven free throws to total nine points.

Only five of the Warriors' 16 opponents have finished the game within 10 points of Golden State.

While some experts predicted a fall to earth for the 2014-2015 NBA Champions, the Warriors have shown that they aren't done yet.

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Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- Saint Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was shot in the head twice on Tuesday night, ESPN reports.

The Rams issued a statement overnight, saying that they were aware that the wide reciever was "involved in an incident." Bailey, the Rams said, was in a hospital in "critical, but stable, condition."

Bailey was in a vehicle at the time of the shooting. The driver of the vehicle was also shot, and is believed to have sustained more serious injuries than Bailey.

The third-year player out of West Virginia University had been serving a four-week suspension for violating the National Football League's substance abuse policy.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners.

Indiana 123, Washington 106
Atlanta 121, Boston 97
Memphis 110, Dallas 96
L-A Clippers 111, Denver 94
Chicago 93, Portland 88
Golden State 111, L-A Lakers 77

Ottawa 7, Dallas 4
Anaheim 5, Calgary 3

(1) Kentucky 82 -- Boston U. 62
(2) Maryland 77 -- Illinois St. 66
(5) Kansas 92 -- UCLA 73
(7) Oklahoma 96 -- Incarnate Word   63
(9) North Carolina 80 -- Kansas St. 70
(13) Indiana 83 -- St. John's 73
(19) Vanderbilt 86 -- Wake Forest 64
NC State 83 -- (22) LSU 72 OT
(24) Cincinnati 64 -- SE Louisiana 49

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Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A pair of high profile teams dropped significantly in the latest edition of the College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday night.

The Ohio State Buckeyes, defending national champions, fell to number eight in the rankings, an expected decline after their disappointing loss to rival Michigan State on Saturday. Also dropping out of the top-four was Notre Dame, which won an unimpressive three-point game over Boston College last weekend.

Moving up into the third and fourth spots in the rankings were the undefeated Iowa Hawkeyes and the 10-1 Okahoma Sooners.

Michigan State, on the strength of their win over Ohio State, jumped to number five.

The top four teams in the rankings will face off in the second-ever College Football Playoff. Much is still to be seen before the final rankings are released, however.

Michigan State and Iowa each need to win to ensure a matchup between the two in the Big Ten's championship game. The winner of that game would presumably claim a spot in the playoff.

Top-ranked Clemson faces in-state rival South Carolina on Saturday, and has a dangerous matchup with North Carolina in the ACC title game ahead.

Second-ranked Alabama must face arch-rival Auburn before a potential battle in the SEC title game.

Now-number six Notre Dame, which squares off with number nine Stanford this weekend, will likely need some help to make the playoff. As a conference-independent team, the Fighting Irish won't have a conference championship game to bolster their resume.

Also hanging on to playoff hopes is number seven Baylor, which squares off with rival Texas Christian University this weekend.

College Football Playoff Rankings:

1. Clemson
2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma
4. Iowa
5. Michigan State
6. Notre Dame
7. Baylor
8. Ohio State
9. Stanford
10. Michigan
11. Oklahoma State
12. Florida
13. Florida State
14. North Carolina
15. Navy
16. Northwestern
17. Oregon
18. Ole Miss
19. TCU
20. Washington State
21. Mississippi State
22. UCLA
23. Utah
24. Toledo
25. Temple

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iStock/Thinkstock(CANTON, Ohio) -- The Pro Football Hall of Fame is one step closer to inducting its class of 2016.

On Tuesday, the hall announced 25 semi-finalists for 2016 which included 22 players and three coaches. Most of the potential people have been on the list before, except for two players, tackle Tony Boselli and linebacker Sam Mills.

Among the names on the list are three candidates who are eligible for the first time-- quarterback Brett Favre, guard Alan Faneca, and wide receiver Terrell Owens.

To be eligible for induction, "a nominated player or coach must not have participated as an active player or coach for five consecutive seasons," according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Fifteen finalists will be announced in January.

See the full list of semi-finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2016 below:

1. Morten Andersen

K – 1982-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-2000, 2006-07 Atlanta Falcons, 2001 New York Giants, 2002-03 Kansas City Chiefs, 2004 Minnesota Vikings | (Times as a Semifinalist: 4 – 2013-16)

2. Steve Atwater

S – 1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets | (Times as a Semifinalist: 5 – 2012-16)

3. Tony Boselli

T – 1995-2001 Jacksonville Jaguars, 2002 Houston Texans (injured reserve) | (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 – 2016)

4. Isaac Bruce

WR – 1994-2007 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 2008-09 San Francisco 49ers | (Times as a Semifinalist: 2 – 2015-16)

5. Don Coryell

Coach – 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers | (Times as a Semifinalist: 8 – 2005, 2010-16)

6. Roger Craig

RB – 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings | (Times as a Semifinalist: 8 – 2009-16)

7. Terrell Davis

RB – 1995-2001 Denver Broncos | (Times as a Semifinalist: 10 – 2007-2016)

8. Tony Dungy

Coach – 1996-2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2002-08 Indianapolis Colts | (Times as a Semifinalist: 3 – 2014-16)

9. Alan Faneca

G - 1998-2007 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2008-09 New York Jets, 2010 Arizona Cardinals | (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 – 2016)

10. Brett Favre

QB – 1991 Atlanta Falcons, 1992-2007 Green Bay Packers, 2008 New York Jets, 2009-2010 Minnesota Vikings | (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 – 2016)

11. Kevin Greene

LB/DE – 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers | (Times as a Semifinalist: 10 – 2007-2016)

12. Marvin Harrison

WR – 1996-2008 Indianapolis Colts | (Times as a Semifinalist: 3 – 2014-16)

13. Torry Holt

WR – 1999-2008 St. Louis Rams, 2009 Jacksonville Jaguars| (Times as a Semifinalist: 2 – 2015-16)

14. Joe Jacoby

T – 1981-1993 Washington Redskins | (Times as a Semifinalist: 6 – 2005, 2008, 2013-16)

15. Edgerrin James

RB – 1999-2005 Indianapolis Colts, 2006-08 Arizona Cardinals, 2009 Seattle Seahawks | (Times as a Semifinalist: 2 – 2015-16)

16. Jimmy Johnson

Coach – 1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-99 Miami Dolphins | (Times as a Semifinalist: 3 – 2014-16)

17. Mike Kenn

T – 1978-1994 Atlanta Falcons| (Times as a Semifinalist: 2 – 2015-16)

18. Ty Law

CB – 1995-2004 New England Patriots, 2005, 2008 New York Jets, 2006- 07 Kansas City Chiefs, 2009 Denver Broncos| (Times as a Semifinalist: 2 – 2015-16)

19. John Lynch

FS – 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos | (Times as a Semifinalist: 4 – 2013-16)

20. Kevin Mawae

C/G – 1994-97 Seattle Seahawks, 1998-2005 New York Jets, 2006-09 Tennessee Titans| (Times as a Semifinalist: 2 – 2015-16)

21. Karl Mecklenburg

LB – 1983-1994 Denver Broncos | (Times as a Semifinalist: 5 – 2012-16)

22. Sam Mills

LB – 1986-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-97 Carolina Panthers | (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 – 2016)

23. Terrell Owens

WR – 1996-2003 San Francisco 49ers, 2004-05 Philadelphia Eagles, 2006-08 Dallas Cowboys, 2009 Buffalo Bills, 2010 Cincinnati Bengals | (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 – 2016)

24. Orlando Pace

T – 1997-2008 St. Louis Rams, 2009 Chicago Bears| (Times as a Semifinalist: 2 – 2015-16)

25. Kurt Warner

QB – 1998-2003 St. Louis Rams, 2004 New York Giants, 2005-09 Arizona Cardinals| (Times as a Semifinalist: 2 – 2015-16)

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Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- What's in store for fantasy sports in New York?

On Wednesday, DraftKings and Fan Duel will head to court to fight for the industry to continue operation in the state as New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman tries to shut them down.

According to Schneiderman, both fantasy websites are misleading the public with deceptive advertising and violating the state's gambling laws, while FanDuel and Draftkings argue that it's not gambling, but a game of skill.

New York law states gambling as when a person "stakes or risks something of value upon the outcome of a contest of chance or a future contingent even not under his control or influence, upon an agreement or understanding that he will receive something of value in the event of a certain outcome."

If the judge decides to keep fantasy sports out of New York, it would affect more than 600,000 players based in the state who spent at least $200 million in entry fees in 2015, according to ESPN.

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George Gojkovich/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) -- Wallace Gilberry knows the true meaning of the holidays.

The Cincinnati Bengals defensive end was seen at Target recently where an Instagram user said he was buying a young family he didn't know a PlayStation 4 and a variety of games.

"The kids and dad were going crazy and the mom was in tears," said the post. "I was big fan of him before but I'm a even bigger fan now. What a stand up dude."

The user later said he approached Gilberry about what he did for the family and he said, "Everyone needs to be blessed."

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Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(CLEVELAND) -- After social media posts surfaced allegedly showing Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel partying over the weekend, "Johnny Football" is now going to serve as a third option and Josh McCown will be the starting quarterback.

Browns coach Mike Pettine announced the decision in a statement on Tuesday.

“Everyone in this organization wants what is best for Johnny just like we do for every player in our locker room," Pettine said. "I’m especially disappointed in his actions and behavior because he has been working very hard. The improvements from last year to this year have been tremendous but he still has to consistently demonstrate that he has gained a good understanding of what it takes to be successful at the quarterback position on this level. It goes well beyond the field. We are going to continue to support him in every way possible, but at this point, we’ve decided it’s best to go with Josh as the starter going forward.”

Manziel has been in similar situations in the past and he spent 10 weeks in a treatment facility during the offseason for undisclosed reasons.

Last month, Manziel was in the news after witnesses reported him driving dangerously and his girlfriend said he had gotten physical with her.

Just last week, the NFL announced Manziel would not face discipline for the incident.

"It's a little easier to handle when it's just a one-time occurrence, but when behavior repeats, not just him but with anybody, it's certainly a cause for concern."

"You have a vision of what you want the team to look like, how you want them to handle themselves when they're out of the building. We talk a lot about it ... so when things like this happen -- and not just him, but just in general -- any team when you have incidents like that [where] a guy knows that he represents more than himself and has issues off the field, it is frustrating," Pettine added.

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Rocky Widner/Getty Images(CLEVELAND)  -- LeBron James joined Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson in an elite ranking on Monday. They are the only players in the NBA's history to rank in the top 25 in both points and assists, ESPN reports.

James assisted Kevin Love for a 3-pointer with five minutes left in the second quarter, which boosted him into the elite company.

James said he didn't want the accomplishment to spark a conversation comparing his career with Oscar Robertson's.

"I think what we get caught up in, in our league too much, is trying to compare greats to greats, instead of just accepting and acknowledging and saying, 'Wow, these are just great players,'" James said after the Cavaliers' win over the Orlando Magic.

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Allen Kee/ESPN Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats donated 35 percent of his 2015 salary to a small college in Northern Virginia, ESPN reports.

Moats is paying homage to his alma mater, James Madison University, where he met his wife and earned a political science degree while playing football.

"I wanted to make a larger impact," Moats said. "Me and my family are comfortable with it."

The 300,000 dollars will go to improving the school's  Convocation Center, the basketball arena which also hosts local events and it will help create a scholarship fund for studio arts, according to ESPN.

Moats said the school helped form him and that he and his family found a budget that works for them.

"It definitely puts a smile on my face," Moats said. "I’ve been on the opposite of that, where you're trying to scrounge enough change together to buy from the dollar menu, wondering when the Pell Grant money will kick in. So, [the donation] was a good amount, but when you're paying it forward, it will work out."

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