Yahoo Sports apologized Monday for a site outage that left thousands of fantasy football players complaining of last-minute lineup problems on an NFL Sunday.
Ken Fuchs, head of entertainment, sports and games at Yahoo Inc., emailed players to apologize for problems with the site and its mobile apps. Fuchs said the outage started about one hour before the first games kicked off, which he called "awful timing."
Yahoo said Monday on its fantasy football Twitter account that the website was back up, but users were still unable to make lineup changes on mobile apps.
Players enraged about the outage took to Twitter, Facebook and Reddit on Sunday and Monday to express their displeasure, some saying they planned to switch platforms as a result.
Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, after Notre Dame rallied to beat Pittsburgh in triple overtime: "After the game, the NBC announcing crew tore down the goal posts."
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