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:
College football returned Thursday, and with it, the pain. Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers, younger brother of Aaron, showed it in the Commodores' 17-13 home loss to No. 9 South Carolina. Frederick Breedon/Getty Images Washington State also felt the hurt during a 30-6 loss at Brigham Young. Jake Roth/US Presswire Once ranked No. 1, Caroline Wozniacki continued to struggle, losing in Round 1 to Irina-Camelia Begu. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lasted one round longer before being upset at the U.S. Open by Martin Klizan. AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill With his innings limit bearing down, Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg had his worst career outing against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday (seven runs, five earned, in five innings). AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
It won't be its last shot at Real Madrid, but Barcelona felt the sting after a 2-1 Super Cup loss. Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images