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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, January 12, 2017

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Button Kaya-Makati officially joins PFL
Button Pacquiao set to fight Aussie boxer in April
Button Pagdanganan takes lead at 2017 PHL Ladies Open


Kaya-Makati officially joins PFL

MANILA - Kaya, one of the most successful football clubs in recent history, formally confirmed its participation in the inaugural season of the Philippines Football League (PFL) by naming Makati as its home city.

In a statement yesterday, Kaya will now be known as Kaya-Makati and will use the University of Makati Athletic Field as its turf for the PFL, which will likely begin in March.

Kaya is one of only two clubs that won the United Football League(UFL) title thrice, the other being Global, which earlier joined the PFL with Cebu as its likely home.

Pacquiao set to fight
Aussie boxer in April

WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao is still in talks with his American promoter on whether to fight Australian Jeff Horn, a spokesman for the Filipino fighter-turned-senator said yesterday.

Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum has been widely quoted in international media as saying that the Filipino dubbed "Pac-Man" will get into the ring with 28-year-old Horn on April 22.

But Pacquiao's spokesman said the match still has to be confirmed.

Pagdanganan takes lead
at 2017 PHL Ladies Open

Filipino ace shotmaker Bianca Pagdanganan yesterday sizzled with 6-under par 66 enroute to a two strokes lead over her compatriot Pauline del Rosario (68) after the first round of the 55th Philippine Ladies Amateur Open at the West Course of Wack Wack Golf and Country Club (GC) in Mandaluyong.

Pagdanganan assembled nines of 33-33, highlighted by seven birdies against a lone bogey for 66.

Del Rosario who scored 68 is in second spot while another Filipina parbuster Yuka Sato and Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand submitted an identical 70s for third spot.

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