John Royal

John Royal

John Royal is a native Houstonian who graduated from the University of Houston and South Texas College of Law. In his day job he is a complex litigation attorney. In his night job he writes about Houston sports for the Houston Press.

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  • 24 hours ago | Sports

    The Houston Astros are going to the World Series. It’s real. It’s official. The Astros are the champions of the American League, coming back from a 3-2 ALCS deficit to defeat the New York Yankees. The Astros won Game Seven on Saturday night by a 4...

  • 2 days ago | Sports

    Game Six looked eerily like most every other game of the ALCS for the Houston Astros. The hitters just couldn’t connect with the pitches. The starting pitcher was throwing an outstanding game, but the fear was it would all be wasted by the failure...

  • 3 days ago | Sports

    The Houston Cougars (4-3) hosted the No. 25 Memphis Tigers (6-1) on Thursday night at TDECU Stadium. Houston led the game 17-0 at the half, but like in Game Four of the ALCS which saw an epic Astros bullpen collapse, this game saw an epic defensiv...

  • 4 days ago | Sports

    The Astros were nine outs away from shutting down the New York Yankees on Tuesday and taking the 3-1 American League Championship Series lead. The Yankees came from behind to win that game 6-4, and on Wednesday, the Yankees took the early lead and...

  • 5 days ago | Sports

    The New York Yankees were on the ropes, one punch away from being down for the count. The Astros were up 4-0 going to the bottom of the seventh inning and Lance McCullers Jr. was pitching a gem. Nine more outs and the Astros would be up 3-1 in the...

  • 6 days ago | Sports

    The final score of Game Three of the ALCS was 8-1 in favor of the New York Yankees. But that score lies in that the game was never that close. The Astros were done in by awful starting pitching from Charlie Morton and excellent starting pitching f...

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