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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

  • Despite doubts about race's future at Pimlico, record crowd turns out for Preakness

    Despite doubts about race's future at Pimlico, record crowd turns out for Preakness

    The Preakness Stakes, Maryland's biggest and splashiest party, returned Saturday even as wistful fans in a record crowd of 140,327 wondered whether they were witnessing one of the last editions of the marquee event at 147-year-old Pimlico Race Course. The Canadian firm that owns the historic venue...

  • Five Minutes with Hope Birsh, owner of Maryland Saddlery

    Five Minutes with Hope Birsh, owner of Maryland Saddlery

    Horse shows are about training and precise movements, but they are also about the rider's look. Coats, shirts, helmets and boots — they all figure into the performance. That's where Hope Birsh tries to help. Her business, Maryland Saddlery, sells and customizes riding attire and helps with such...

  • Under Armour makes LinkedIn's list of top companies

    Under Armour has made LinkedIn’s list of top 50 companies. The Baltimore-based apparel, footwear and accecssories company came in at No. 16. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, topped the list followed by Amazon, Facebook, Salesforce and Uber. LinkedIn, the social and jobs networking site, described...

  • City officials push to keep Preakness in Baltimore — and at Pimlico

    City officials push to keep Preakness in Baltimore — and at Pimlico

    As Baltimore officials push to keep the Preakness Stakes in the city, they say they won't abandon the longtime site of the marquee race in Park Heights in favor of another city location. The Stronach Group, the Ontario-based owner of the 147-year-old Pimlico Race Course — the race's home — has expressed...

  • Under Armour deal to make MLB uniforms will begin a year early -- in 2019

    Under Armour deal to make MLB uniforms will begin a year early -- in 2019

    Under Armour will begin producing uniforms for Major League Baseball in 2019 -- a year earlier than originally planned. The word came Thursday from MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred in New York. Under Armour subsequently released a statement about the new timetable, the equivalent of an early call to...

  • Gov. Hogan hosts Maryland business summit in Baltimore

    Gov. Hogan hosts Maryland business summit in Baltimore

    Gov. Larry Hogan told a gathering of 700 business leaders Thursday that the state's economy "is stronger than it's been in more than a decade" and that the state is developing a new strategy to speed growth in cybersecurity, biohealth and life sciences. Hogan delivered the remarks at the inaugural...

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