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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: At start, are Pens already finished?

By Rob Rossi
Here come the Penguins, back from an offseason that began with ownership’s corporate-style hostile takeover and ended with none of that Cup-or-bust pressure that used …

Rossi: Given start, it’s time for Pitt to finish

By Rob Rossi
Paul Chryst, if he’s the right coach for the job, was going to get to this point eventually. Maybe he’s here a bit early, perhaps …

Rossi: Are NFL fans ready for some priorities?

By Rob Rossi
BALTIMORE — Tina Gavin had seven jerseys from which to pick. She chose her Ray Rice No. 27. Wore it proudly, with purpose. She wanted …

Rossi: Melancon change good for Pirates

By Rob Rossi
PHILADELPHIA — It wasn’t so long ago the City of Brotherly Love was home to one of baseball’s best franchises. Now it’s home to the …

Rossi: Bell played, and Steelers needed him

By Rob Rossi
As a blowout turned into a sweat-it-out at Heinz Field, a question came to mind: Who are these guys? Not the Browns. The Steelers. On …

Rossi: Steelers Way? Deactivate Bell, Blount

By Rob Rossi
Time is up on the Steelers Way. At least it is if Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount play Sunday. Make them watch, Dan Rooney. Make …

Rossi: Longing for when 'Browns Week’ mattered

By Rob Rossi
It’s part of aging, not necessarily growing up, to believe things were better when you were younger. It’s rarely actually the case, though. Television is …

Rossi: Cole perfect pitcher to start pivotal series for Pirates

By Rob Rossi
Russell Martin has caught a lot of starting pitchers over his many summers. No one quite like Gerrit Cole, though. It’s not Cole’s power arm. …

Rossi: Steelers will make small strides this season

By Rob Rossi
An energized training camp was in its second week when  Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert spoke of a franchise known for the players it drafts …

Rossi: Time with Penguins taught Bylsma importance of stability

By Rob Rossi
The annual lunch was later this summer than usual. When it finally occurred last week, one of us was late by half an hour. The …

Rossi: Blount brings back Steelers’ swagger

By Rob Rossi
Way back in Mike Tomlin’s first season, he received a text message from a player after a particularly convincing victory. It was from Joey Porter, …

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