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Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs.

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Bills Exec VP Bruce Popko Joining Pegula Sports & Entertainment

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 08 / 14

Bills Exec VP/Business Development Bruce Popko will join Pegula Sports & Entertainment in a similar role overseeing sales and sponsorship across the group's properties: the Bills, Sabres, AHL Rochester Americans, NLL Buffalo Bandits, the HarborCenter entertainment complex and Nashville-based m...

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