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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  • 13 hours 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...

  • 2 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...

  • 3 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...

  • 4 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...

  • 5 days ago | Sports

    The Houston Cougars kicked off as a 13-point favorite against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Saturday afternoon. And as with just about every other game in which the Cougars kicked off as a double-digit favorite, Houston was defeated in embarrassin...

  • 5 days ago | Sports

    The Astros stunned the New York Yankees on Saturday afternoon, getting the 2-1 win on Carlos Correa’s game-ending double that scored Jose Altuve from first base for the winning run. It was another thrilling contest that saw the Astros take the ear...


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