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Jeff Barker

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Jeff Barker writes about sports business and issues, casino gambling and, occasionally, politics. Since joining The Sun from the Arizona Republic’s Washington bureau in 2000, he has covered state politics, congressional steroids hearings, the Beltway sniper attacks and Terps basketball and football. He could never decide if he should cover news or sports, so he did both and enjoys writing hybrids of the two.

Recent Articles

  • Baltimore Brigade says it has sold 500 season tickets

    Baltimore Brigade says it has sold 500 season tickets

    Baltimore's Arena Football League team has sold 500 season tickets for its inaugural season, but owner Ted Leonsis said it's way too early to be concerned. "I ask that you have a little patience with us. Let's have some fun together," Leonsis said during a speech Wednesday to the CEO Club of Baltimore....

  • Ballerina Misty Copeland reaffirms support for Under Armour

    Ballerina Misty Copeland reaffirms support for Under Armour

    Misty Copeland, a leading ballerina and celebrity Under Armour endorser, reaffirmed her support for the company on Wednesday, six weeks after publicly asking it to “clearly communicate” its support of diversity. “I think what Under Armour has always represented – and what I just saw at the UA House...

  • Baltimore Brigade names broadcasters, signs tech deals

    Baltimore Brigade names broadcasters, signs tech deals

    Monumental Sports Network, the Washington-based online service that will broadcast Baltimore Brigade football games, said Tuesday it is partnering with a pair of tech firms to provide innovative coverage. An agreement with ActionStreamer, an Ohio-based firm, will allow the network to integrate...

  • As season looms, Orioles fans balk over streaming blackout

    As season looms, Orioles fans balk over streaming blackout

    Baseball season is approaching, but ardent Orioles fan Julie Saxenmeyer won't be paying to watch major-league games on her phone because the package is missing an essential ingredient: her favorite team. "I don't pay for the package because I don't get to see the O's," she said. As sports have become...

  • Five Minutes With Frank Remesch, general manager of Royal Farms Arena

    Five Minutes With Frank Remesch, general manager of Royal Farms Arena

    Frank Remesch has brought big acts to Baltimore — Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, the Rolling Stones — and he's got the baseball bats to prove it. Yes, baseball bats. Remesch, 49, general manager of Royal Farms Arena — and a baseball lover — inadvertently started a tradition 10 years ago. "Ozzy Osbourne...

  • Gamblers leave their kids in cars almost everywhere there are casinos

    Gamblers leave their kids in cars almost everywhere there are casinos

    The 4-year-old girl, in her pink coat and leggings, had been sitting in the Silverado truck outside the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore for nearly seven hours on Thanksgiving night before two customers spotted her. It was 4:48 in the morning, the temperature had dropped into the mid-40s, and security...

  • Five Minutes with ... Frank Remesch, general manager of Royal Farms Arena

    Five Minutes with ... Frank Remesch, general manager of Royal Farms Arena

    Frank Remesch has brought big acts to Baltimore — Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, the Rolling Stones — and he's got the baseball bats to prove it. Yes, baseball bats. Remesch, 49, general manager of Royal Farms Arena — and a baseball lover — inadvertently started a tradition 10 years ago. "Ozzy Osbourne...

  • Cordish shoots hoops with Hogan in video, says governor has 'got game'

    Cordish shoots hoops with Hogan in video, says governor has 'got game'

    Developer David Cordish said he has shot baskets with Hall of Famer Julius Erving, pop star Justin Timberlake and other celebrities. Last weekend, the Maryland Live casino owner added Gov. Larry Hogan to the list and said Wednesday: "Trust me, he's got game." Cordish played one-on-one with Hogan...

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