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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

  • Old feels new as Adidas makes American comeback

    Old feels new as Adidas makes American comeback

    A few years ago, Adidas was fading away in America like a tired 1970s rock band, its once-iconic three stripes producing more nostalgia than sales. But the German sports brand found a more contemporary beat by partnering with rapper Kanye West and other pop culture icons and aggressively engaging...

  • Baltimore is increasingly in the world of Washington sports mogul Ted Leonsis

    Baltimore is increasingly in the world of Washington sports mogul Ted Leonsis

    In his vision of the region, Ted Leonsis sees Baltimore and Washington growing and merging into a single "super city" that will one day approximate the size and influence of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. By 2050, the Washington-based sports team owner calculates, the booming metropolis will...

  • Under Armour in negotiations with Real Madrid, Spanish newspaper says

    Under Armour in negotiations with Real Madrid, Spanish newspaper says

    Under Armour is in negotiations with soccer powerhouse Real Madrid on a possible sponsorship deal, a Spanish sports newspaper says. A deal to replace Adidas at the Spanish megaclub would significantly boost Under Armour's presence in the coveted European market and could be one of the richest deals...

  • Horseshoe Casino has new assistant general manager

    Horseshoe Casino has new assistant general manager

    Horseshoe Casino Baltimore has named Jacqueline Grace-Pope, a former human resources executive with the casino, as its new vice president and assistant general manager. Grace-Pope is leaving Harrah's Philadelphia, also a Caesars Entertainment property, to return to Baltimore. She had previously...

  • Five Minutes With Jenn Winkowski of FX Studios, operator of Under Armour-branded gyms

    Five Minutes With Jenn Winkowski of FX Studios, operator of Under Armour-branded gyms

    Each of the four gyms is called "Under Armour Performance Center powered by FX Fitness," and they could hardly have a more Under Armour feel. The famous athletes whose photos adorn the walls are brand ambassadors for the Baltimore-based apparel, footwear and fitness technology company. Carolina...

  • 'We are against a travel ban,' Under Armour says

    'We are against a travel ban,' Under Armour says

    Under Armour, facing criticism over comments about President Donald J. Trump by its CEO, issued a statement calling immigration “a source of strength” and saying it opposes the administration’s travel ban, while emphasizing its push to raise American manufacuturing capacity. "These are not new...

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