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Rob Rossi is a sports columnist for the Tribune-Review. Rob Rossi can be reached via e-mail

Rossi: Beleaguered Steelers need MVP from Big Ben

By Rob Rossi 11:00 p.m.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. Ben Roethlisberger looked nearly perfect as the Steelers marched down the field on their third offensive series Saturday. Wearing a cap instead of a helmet, gripping a towel not a football, he stood on the sideline. That ...

Rossi: Cindrich true to self in first book

By Rob Rossi
Bright and early every morning, Ralph Cindrich takes to Twitter. Then he takes on the world. “I’m at the stage where I don’t want to ...

Rossi: A practically perfect Pittsburgh day

By Rob Rossi
Even around here, where rarely a Sunday passes without one of the pro teams playing, it was a great day for Pittsburgh. A practically ...

Rossi: Revenge is best served now by Pirates

By Rob Rossi
Losing he could take. Like any Pittsburgher, Neil Walker had lived though a lot of losses by the Pirates. Like most of his teammates, Walker ...

Rossi: Klingenberg to become Pittsburgh’s next Suzie

By Rob Rossi
Hers was a court, not a pitch. Even now, having tuned into the World Cup for the same reason many of us did (“because of ...

Rossi: Local swimmer knows meaning of time

By Rob Rossi
Katie Antal is taking a different look at the concept of time. Not that she cared to look at the old standard. In fact, if ...

Rossi: Pitt hoping for wow factor from Voytik

By Rob Rossi
After spending last fall catching almost everything Chad Voytik threw his way, Pitt’s latest outstanding wide receiver threw something back at his quarterback Tuesday. “It’s ...

Rossi: Meaning of Steelers preseason games is matter of perspective

By Rob Rossi
CANTON, Ohio — Freddie wouldn’t have considered this game meaningless. She would have watched her Steelers and rooted for them as though the Minnesota Vikings ...

Rossi: One final ride for The Bus

By Rob Rossi
The Bus pulled in as Hot Rod was pulling out, but Jerome Bettis said he couldn’t conceive taking the torch from Rod Woodson on arriving ...

Rossi: No lock, maybe closed door for Bucs

By Rob Rossi
The only lock for the Pirates is the guy who took the ball for them Wednesday night. That would be Jeff Locke. Or, as you ...

Rossi: Pirates foolish to bet on Burnett return

By Rob Rossi
A.J. Burnett’s ballclub should follow its leader. Prepare for the worst, and hope to get lucky. Before Monday, when a medical examination delivered the diagnosis ...

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