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The Baltimore Sun

Jeff Barker

Writer

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

  • Shooting near Dundalk Elementary School leaves man hospitalized

    Shooting near Dundalk Elementary School leaves man hospitalized

    Baltimore County police are investigating a shooting near Dundalk Elementary School that left a man and woman hospitalized. Officers were called at 10:41 p.m. on Friday to the area of Liberty Parkway and Dunmanway, where they found a 26-year-old man who had been shot multiple times in the upper...

  • Baltimore firefighters revive unconscious cat found at row home fire

    Baltimore firefighters revive unconscious cat found at row home fire

    Baltimore city firefighters rescued a cat Saturday morning from a house fire in Southwest Baltimore, reviving the unconscious, soot-covered animal using CPR and an oxygen mask. Units were dispatched at 9:30 a.m., finding heavy fire at the rear of a two-story row home in the 2500 block of W. Fairmount...

  • New rules will help Under Armour tell its story during Rio Games

    New rules will help Under Armour tell its story during Rio Games

    The gymnasts stretch, sweat, flip and walk on their hands in a darkened gym. "Team USA Women's Gymnastics is strong enough to carry the weight of a nation," reads a caption to the gritty ad promoting Under Armour, the team's outfitter during the Olympics that begin Friday in Rio de Janeiro. You...

  • Maryland wants to know if problem gambling increased amid casino growth

    Maryland wants to know if problem gambling increased amid casino growth

    The state wants to know whether the rapid expansion of casinos in the past five years has led to an increase in problem gamblers. With five Maryland casinos and a sixth on the way, state-funded researchers said this week that they are preparing a survey to gauge how many people cannot control their...

  • Maryland Live says MGM hired employees with high-roller lists

    Maryland Live says MGM hired employees with high-roller lists

    Maryland Live casino has accused MGM National Harbor — its soon-to-open rival on the Potomac — of hiring former Maryland Live hosts who allegedly improperly collected and retained names and contact information from their ex-employer's private database of "high rollers." The three hosts "misappropriated...

  • Jordan Spieth wore golf shoe with sensor technology

    Jordan Spieth wore golf shoe with sensor technology

    In March, Jordan Spieth launched Under Armour’s first line of golf shoes. At the U.S. Open last month, Spieth and Under Armour tried something a little different -- a “smart’ shoe with sensor technology. “When it comes to daily activity, Jordan could not wear a wearable device (UA Band) on the...

  • Bryce Harper greets surprised guest at Under Armour store

    Bryce Harper greets surprised guest at Under Armour store

    Kaylan King knew she was going to meet Bryce Harper at Nationals Park. The meeting was set up as part of ESPN’s “My Wish” series. But King, a softball player from Gaithersburg with a kidney disorder, didn’t know that Harper, her favorite ballplayer, would be waiting for her at an Under Armour outlet...

  • Pundits debate effect of Kevin Durant signing on Under Armour

    Pundits debate effect of Kevin Durant signing on Under Armour

    Stephen Curry is Under Armour’s shining basketball star, the man most responsible for the brand’s rising shoe sales. Sales in footwear, an increasingly important Under Armour category, rose more than 60 percent to $264 million in the first quarter of 2016. Next season, the composition of Curry’s...

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