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Rob Rossi is a sports columnist for the Tribune-Review. Rob Rossi can be reached via e-mail or at 412-380-5635

Rossi: For Penguins’ Dupuis, family must come first

By Rob Rossi
Pascal Dupuis is always the first Penguin I look for at Consol Energy Center. Normally he finds me. Usually he cracks a joke that tickles ...

Rossi: As Blount walked, Porter called

By Rob Rossi
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Veteran Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel knows something about contributing to a successful football program. There was a time when he didn’t, ...

Rossi: Book on Steelers coach Tomlin is still open

By Rob Rossi
NASHVILLE, Tenn. On a warm Friday night only hours into his eighth training camp with the Steelers, Mike Tomlin offered a rare real answer. ...

Rossi: Pirates don’t need Alvarez at first base

By Rob Rossi
Even as the summer sun lit their pathway toward fall baseball, the Pirates faced a hard winter. It also happens to be one of the ...

Rossi: Steelers starting on defense was a big mistake

By Rob Rossi
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Defer, and get what you deserve. The Steelers did both Sunday. OK, so there was more to the lousy (and familiar) script ...

Rossi: Time for Steelers to turn it on

By Rob Rossi
Lawrence Timmons doesn’t believe there are any bad teams in the NFL. He can think of “at least three or four Pro Bowl-caliber players” on ...

Rossi: Bucs can weather loss of Martin

By Rob Rossi
Even the obvious narratives have plot holes. Take the one about Russell Martin being irreplaceable, a catcher the Pirates cannot afford to lose. It’s a ...

Rossi: Greene’s honor shines light on Stautner

By Rob Rossi
The Steelers so thoroughly did right by their greatest player Sunday that it nearly went without notice that another wrong was finally righted. Joe Greene’s ...

Rossi: The best Penguins defense is ... a potent offense

By Rob Rossi
Paul Martin, the free-agent-to-be who presumably isn’t in the Penguins’ long-term plans, offered this obvious albeit accurate observation about physical defensemen and NHL rosters: “You’d ...

Rossi: Roethlisberger’s 100th was legendary, maybe more

By Rob Rossi 11:18 p.m.
On Sunday afternoon, Ben Roethlisberger spent an entire game looking like his boyhood idol, John Elway, used to in the two-minute drill. He was masterful ...

Rossi: Middling Steelers must make a statement

By Rob Rossi
The superhero I always wanted on my side was Wolverine. It’s not that he is immortal. (Actually, Marvel is in the process of killing him ...

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