Music lovers wanting to hear live tunes without going to a concert or club or leaving the comfort of their home can use new computer apps that connect them to events in venues around the world.
“Going to a concert is about the music. But it’s also about the shared experience of watching that music with all these other people,” said Judy Estrin, the chief executive of Redwood City-based company Evntlive.
Evntlive streams concerts of well known and indie artists on its namesake Web app, which was launched last month and is accessible on mobile devices. Read More
The death of Olympic gold medalist Andrew Simpson, who was trapped underwater after the Artemis Racing team’s 72-foot high-tech catamaran capsized and broke apart in a training run Thursday, was precisely the type of incident that critics of billionaire Larry Ellison’s approach to the America’s Cup have feared.
The new boats were selected by Ellison after his Oracle team won the Cup in 2010. Under the race rules, the winners decide where and how the next competition is held. Read More
After becoming the first road team to post a victory this postseason, the sixth-seeded Sharks look to take control of their Western Conference first-round series against the third-seeded Vancouver Canucks when they visit the Northwest Division champions for Game 2 today.
San Jose fell behind before scoring three unanswered goals en route to a 3-1 triumph in the series opener on Wednesday.
Vancouver’s only goal came after Sharks winger Raffi Torres inadvertently put the puck in San Jose’s net. Read More
Few sports fluctuate as much as horse racing and even fewer races are as unpredictable as the Kentucky Derby.
This year’s race, at Churchill Downs on Saturday, is no different and looms as one of the most open in decades.
The early favorite is Orb, who won the Florida Derby, one of the key traditional lead-up races, in brilliant fashion.
His main challenger, at least in betting circles, is the unbeaten Verrazano, but this is anything but a two-horse race. Read More
Now that the smoke has cleared and the NFL draft, all that’s left this offseason is to ponder who has positioned themselves the best to win Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, 2014. According to Bovada.com, the 49ers are clearly the team to beat. The 49ers were listed as the 6-1 favorite to win next year’s championship.
During the offseason, the 49ers acquired Anquan Boldin in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens. They signed cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and kicker Phil Dawson. Read More
For only the second time in the past 16 years, the debate at the top of the NFL Draft doesn’t involve a quarterback.
“This is a really a meat and potatoes draft, certainly early in the first couple of rounds with linemen, which is exciting,” said Howie Roseman, general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles, who hold the fourth overall pick. “It may not be the flashiest thing, but it’s exciting.” Read More
BOSTON — Aside from the terrible weather, things really couldn’t have gone any better for the A’s on Tuesday.
The A’s ended a four-game losing streak with 13 runs, 13 hits and seven brilliant innings by a seemingly ageless Bartolo Colon in cruising to a 13-0 win over the Boston Red Sox. The game was called after seven innings following an entire night of rain and wind.
While the A’s broke out of a hitting slump that produced 10 runs during the losing streak, the story of the night was Colon, the chunky right-hander who officially turns 40 on May 24. Read More
The Sharks look to avoid being swept in the season series as they face the Pacific Division-rival Dallas Stars in their regular-season home finale today.
San Jose, which enters with a stellar 16-2-5 home record, seeks its first win against the Stars in four tries as it lost two low-scoring games in Dallas and dropped a 5-4 shootout decision at HP Pavilion.
The Sharks, who are 2-1-0 on their four-game homestand, can clinch a playoff spot with a win or as long as the game goes to overtime. Read More
At least one team in the American League West won’t be complaining about making three trips to Houston this season.
The A’s run to the top of the division, and their league-best overall record, is thanks in part to Oakland’s success against the Astros — six of the A’s 12 wins have come against Houston, and Oakland has outscored the Astros 45-19. Read More
The Raiders have a Thanksgiving date in Dallas with the Cowboys this season. In addition to that nationally televised game on Nov. 28, the Raiders will appear on “Monday Night Football” when they travel to Denver to face Peyton Manning and the Broncos on Sept. 23.
The NFL released schedules on Thursday and for the third time in four years (2010, 2011 and 2013), the Raiders will open on the road. Coach Dennis Allen will begin his second season at the Raiders’ helm on Sept. 8 in Indianapolis against the Colts and former Stanford standout Andrew Luck. Read More
Reaching the Super Bowl has its perks, and one of them is an increased demand for the national spotlight.
The reigning NFC champion 49ers will get plenty of national exposure in the 2013 season, as five of their games will be played in prime-time.
After a high-profile opener against the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park on Sept. 8, the 49ers play a Sunday night road game on Sept. 15 against the division rival Seattle Seahawks. Read More
The bargain-bin makeover by general manager Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen is nearly complete, with the NFL draft providing the finishing touches to a franchise in transition.
It’s apparent based on offseason maneuvers the new regime has identified the reasons for its 4-12 season after back-to-back 8-8 seasons in 2010 and 2011.
While the entire team got an overhaul, the Raiders have determined offensive problems had a lot to do with scheme, while the defensive issues had to do with personnel. Read More
Giants left-handed reliever Jeremy Affeldt has a strained right oblique and is heading to the 15-day disabled list.
The Giants will recall right-hander Jean Machi from Triple-A Fresno. Machi has pitched five scoreless innings this season.
Affeldt had a 5.79 ERA in six appearances this season and experienced tightness in his side during the weekend series against the Chicago Cubs. The injury was revealed when Affeldt required an MRI exam.
Manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday at Milwaukee that he wasn’t certain when a timeframe for Affeldt’s return would be known. Read More
After failing to keep pace with the reigning Stanley Cup champions in the battle for fourth place in the Western Conference and home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, the Sharks attempt to end their road trip on a high note when they visit the Pacific Division rival Phoenix Coyotes tonight. Read More
While the Sharks continue their quest for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, the Detroit Red Wings look to maintain their hold on eighth place in the Western Conference when the clubs meet at Joe Louis Arena today.
San Jose is one point behind the Los Angeles Kings for fourth place in the West, failing to overtake the reigning Stanley Cup champions by dropping a 4-0 decision to the Blue Jackets in Columbus on Tuesday. Read More