Agony of Defeat: Yankees, Dodgers, Jets

August, 24, 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:

Ivan NovaAP Photo/Charles Rex ArbogastWith 162 games, baseball's regular season doesn't offer too much agony. Except in pitchers, like Ivan Nova, who look a loss Tuesday and whose Yankees were swept by the White Sox.

Mark Sanchez, Tim TebowJim McIsaac/Getty ImagesPain in preseason? Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow showed it in a 26-3 loss to the New York Giants.

Luis SuarezMichael Regan/Getty ImagesThe opening game for Luis Suarez & Liverpool hardly could have gone worse (3-0 loss to West Brom).

Manchester UnitedMichael Regan/Getty ImagesMeanwhile, Wayne Rooney, left, Shinji Kagawa and Manchester United were unable to solve Everton.

A.J. EllisHarry How/Getty ImagesAlso swept: The Dodgers, with Clayton Kershaw, right, and catcher A.J. Ellis unable to beat S.F.

LLWSAP Photo/Gene J. PuskarThey kept their composure. But the players for the Fairfield, Conn., team still felt understandably disappointed Tuesday while being eliminated from the Little League World Series.



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