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NICE, France -- In a city that was once the playground of the British aristocracy, Englands millionaire soccer players departed Tuesday looking as far from soccer nobility than at any time in the teams 144-year history.The latest chastening blow to the nations sporting prestige was magnified by the instigators of their downfall in Nice being Iceland, the smallest team to ever qualify for a major soccer tournament which had spent years admiring the supposedly superior English.As the North Atlantic island nation prepared for a quarterfinal against France at its first-ever European Championship, the England team flew home to the latest in a long line of post mortems into why the country which invented soccer and hosts its wealthiest competition has not won a title since the 1966 World Cup.They wont find much sympathy among supporters who spend fortunes following the pampered superstar footballers across the world. Especially not when the country they are returning to has been battered by political turmoil and economic turbulence following last weeks referendum, when the majority of Britons voted to leave the European Union.As flags of St. George were being packed up from beaches on Nices Promenade des Anglais, a swanky boulevard named after the rich English who once bankrolled this swanky resort, supporters reflected on how soccer has only added to the sense of gloom for some at home.Brexit (British Exit) followed by this makes us look a nation of idiots, said 30-year-old Ned Pendleton from London, next to a five-a-side soccer pitch. We are a laughing stock of Europe and the world. I dont feel very proud to be English unfortunately.A professional gambler, Pendleton didnt predict being on the losing side in the referendum and Euro 2016.Im pretty upset about Brexit. Its stupid, he said. Then losing to Iceland embarrassingly is just all a bit of a shambles.Both outcomes opened up a leadership vacuum in two of the most high-profile jobs in England.The search began Tuesday for a new England coach after Roy Hodgson resigned from a job often branded the toughest in soccer coaching due to the weight of expectations that are not matched by constant underachievement.England seem brittle and we need to understand why, English Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn said Tuesday.On the political front, the leave campaigns victory in the EU referendum has set in motion a chain of momentous events in London.British Prime Minister David Cameron announced he will resign after a leadership contest in his governing Conservative Party. Infighting has also consumed the opposition Labour Party as leader Jeremy Corbyn lost a vote of no confidence of his its lawmakers in Parliament on Tuesday.The political volatility has had economic repercussions. The British pound has fallen sharply against several currencies, including the euro, which suddenly made being in France for Euro 2016 more expensive for England fans. The countrys stock market has taken one of its heftiest poundings in years, threatening peoples wealth as well as undermining the economic outlook.And to cap it all, two of the worlds leading credit ratings agencies, Standard & Poors and Fitch, have downgraded Britains credit rating in light of the referendum result. Those cuts have the potential of making it more expensive for the government to borrow money, thereby accentuating the national debt.The football team deserves to be cut to junk status, quipped Howard Archer, chief European economist at IHS Global Insight.England fans would probably agree, however split they are on the referendum result.Before Mondays 2-1 loss to Iceland, a chant of Were not in Europe anymore could be heard among some fans on the French Riviera.Britain could have to wait two years until the country officially leaves the EU, which it has been a member of since 1973. But the Brexit chant proved more immediately prophetic for Hodgsons team, which froze in the heat of Nice as tiny Iceland pulled off the biggest shock in the countrys sporting history.Jake Connolly and two friends had tickets for the round of 16 game but they were denied entry to the Nice stadium after their tickets flashed up as being stolen. The 21-year-old Birmingham resident said they had to spend the night with police before eventually being granted their freedom.A few fans told us we had a better night than them, Connolly said.And the Aston Villa supporter said he bonded with the French police over anti-European sentiments.It might be hard now, he said, but in the long-run it will be a lot better to be out of the EU.Sipping an espresso in a nearby cafe, Nice resident Thierry Bouaniche was impressed the majority of Britons had voted out of the EU.Most people here are afraid to leave Europe because they dont know what would happen after that, the 57-year-old real estate worker said. I think the English are courageous ... they will manage.The French government rues the decision of British voters to leave the EU but few citizens will lament Englands early departure from Euro 2016.Hooliganism that seemed to have been eradicated from English soccer witnessed a revival at continental showpiece. Small pockets of fans were involved in clashes around games in Marseille and Lille and were teargassed by police. Behavior, though, improved with no disturbances reported in Nice.I am spoilt for choice about how to be embarrassed to be English, Liverpool-born doctor Terry Brown said in the searing sun on the Promenade des Anglais. I dont know why everyone is surprised about the football because England are rubbish.But (Brexit) is reckless geopolitical vandalism by people who had no idea about what they were voting for. We just caused a lot of chaos for ourselves and the rest of the world. Eventually it will settle down. 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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mike Mularkey insists his Tennessee Titans are a good team. Yet for every great offensive drive or defensive stand, they stumble through stretches of games.The Titans blew a 23-20 lead in the fourth quarter in losing 34-26 to Indianapolis , their 10th straight loss to their AFC South rival and worse considering the banged-up roster the Colts brought to Tennessee. The loss dropped Tennessee to 3-4 overall and just 1/3 at home.Now the Titans face a quick turnaround, hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-4) on Thursday night. Mularkey said Monday the key to being better more consistently is keep working like they have.Weve played seven games, weve had chances to win in all of them, Mularkey said. And for some reason or not, we havent. And some reason or not, we have. What weve done good has helped us get over the top. These have all been close games, and weve just got to find a way.Mularkey said all the Titans believed they would hold the Colts to a field goal at worst and win. Yet, Andrew Luck converted a third-and-13 with a 20-yard pass to set up the go-ahead TD before Marcus Mariota was sacked and stripped of the ball for a second Colts TD eight seconds later.We have to find a way to stop them on the last drive defensively, Mularkey said.Coaches alerted the Titans to expect an onside kick by the Colts, and Phillip Supernaw couldnt corral the ball.We need somebody to make a play at some point in the game, Mularkey said.The Titans have not lost any game this season by more than nine points, and two of their three wins have been by a combined three points. After winning only five games combined over the past two seasons, the Titans are trying to work their way back up the AFC South standings in a year that saw a nnew general manager add 23 new players to the roster.ddddddddddddVeteran cornerback Jason McCourty said after the game this latest loss hurts the most.We had an opportunity in our hands, McCourty said. The division is kind of wide open, and to kind of squander it away ... I feel like week in and week out, in our losses, we keep walking away saying, `We fought hard, we hung tight and we just werent able to close it. Weve obviously done it in a few games, this year, but we just havent been able to consistently do it.That makes Thursday night even more crucial wrapping up a three-game home stand. The Titans currently are 1/3 on their own field with the lone victory over the winless Cleveland Browns, and their remaining three home games are against a trio of teams with winning records in Green Bay, Denver and Houston.Jacksonville, coming off a 33-16 loss to Oakland, is the only team the Titans beat in Nashville in 2014 and 2015. Now 0-2 in the AFC South, the Titans need a win desperately.Mularkey notes the NFL is filled with teams bunched at 3-4 and 4-3 right now. Only four teams have five or more wins.Somebodys going to come out of this thing at some point, Mularkey said. I dont know why it cant be us.Game notes Mularkey said Monday the Titans will be without a pair of starters. Left guard Quinton Spain hyperextended his right knee and has a bone bruise that will keep him out up to four weeks, while cornerback Perrish Cox is in the concussion protocol.---Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Teresa M. 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