'The Agony of Defeat' shows pain in sports

August, 17, 2012
Losses. Bad breaks. When these things happen, players and coaches and fans wear the fallout on their faces, showing a side of sports that's painful -- but also compelling. So, Playbook is working with the Tumblr "The Agony of Defeat" to find the most eye-catching photographic examples each week.

Here are the selections from the past seven days:

ArgentinaAP Photo/Matt SlocumManu Ginobili and Carlos Delfino, right, after losing to Russia in the Olympics bronze medal game.

MarathonJamie Squire/Getty ImagesAmerican Morgan Uceny, foreground, falls while 1500m winner Asli Cakir Alptekin, left, celebrates.

Tiger WoodsSam Greenwood/Getty ImagesTiger Woods after a missed putt in the third round of the PGA, where he finished tied for 11th.

Justyn WarnerAP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan RemiorzCanadian sprinter Justyn Warner is comforted by fiancee (and fellow Olympian) Nikkita Holder, after the men's 4x100 relay team was disqualified, negating their bronze-medal finish.

Torii HunterLisa Blumenfeld/Getty ImagesNot a defeat, but a painful moment for umpire Greg Gibson, who was hit by Torii Hunter's cleat. Gibson emerged relatively OK; he told TMZ he sustained a broken nose, but no head trauma.

Bobby ValentineAP Photo/Nick WassDustin Pedroia, left, and David Ortiz sit by Alex Ochoa and embattled manager Bobby Valentine.
To see more photos like this, visit The Agony of Defeat on Tumblr.



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