Diego Simeone said on Thursday he considered quitting Atletico Madrid last summer following defeat to city rivals Real Madrid in the 2016 Champions League final, and turned down a 35 million euro offer from another club to leave.
World number one Dustin Johnson rolled and Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth stumbled, while Jason Day left to be with his ailing mother in Wednesday's opening day of the WGC-Dell Match Play in Austin, Texas.
Sergio Aguero has been reinstated to the Argentina attack and Marcos Rojo will stand in for the suspended Ramiro Funes Mori in their critical 2018 World Cup qualifier against Chile at El Monumental on Thursday.
New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew has conceded that the silence surrounding the proposed changes to Super Rugby is frustrating but said discussion with a "large number" of affected parties was necessary before they could be finalised.
The All Blacks would have played England in November had the Rugby Football Union arranged the test but the existing fixture against the Barbarians was always their preference, New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew said on Thursday.
South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock is a doubt for this week's third and final test against New Zealand after he suffered a finger injury during the eight-wicket victory over the hosts last week.