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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: Steelers should corner the market at NFL Draft

By Rob Rossi
The corners are good. Those outside linebackers, though, are exceptional. For all the thoughts offered and any of the questions answered by Steelers GM Kevin Colbert ...

Rossi: Penguins’ best bet is on Martin

By Rob Rossi
Let’s talk hockey. You might have heard of it. Played on ice. The athletes wear skates and use sticks. Frozen, vulcanized rubber pucks, blue and red lines, dashers. Hockey. It’s what the Penguins want the talk to be about. So while we might ...

Rossi: Crosby, Malkin didn’t sign on for this

By Rob Rossi
NEW YORK — Promises get broken. So do hockey franchises. When those happenings coincide, something has to change. So even though the Penguins don’t want to end ...

Rossi: This type of hockey is a serious problem

By Rob Rossi
We’ve seen a lot of playoff hockey in these parts during the Sidney Crosby era. What we’re watching right now is barely hockey at all. ...

Rossi: Rutherford falling apart, too

By Rob Rossi
Crisis is supposed to reveal true character, right? General manager Jim Rutherford lost his cool after the Penguins’ 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers ...

Rossi: Take the lead, and Penguins can take series

By Rob Rossi
They’re in it. But can the Penguins actually win this series? We’ll know soon enough. “I think so,” winger Patric Hornqvist. “A split is good, but ...

Rossi: Johnston shouldn’t be fall guy if Penguins lose

By Rob Rossi
Mike Johnston should survive. He probably won’t. The best case anybody can make for his Penguins to upset the Stanley Cup favorite is … well, ...

Rossi: The only Alvarez we know is a slugger

By Rob Rossi
The Pirate Pittsburghers want to love probably won’t let us get to know him, but don’t hold that against Pedro Alvarez. Try just watching him ...

Rossi: After home opener, Pirates fans must show

By Rob Rossi
Pittsburgh has become the Pirates’ town. This week, we’ll know a little bit more about Pittsburghers as baseball fans. The Pirates aren’t opening at home ...

Rossi: We should have seen this coming with the Penguins

By Rob Rossi
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The longest-tenured Penguin, his hat backward and smile crooked, leaned against his dressing-room bench Friday night and contemplated The Collapse. “I don’t ...

Rossi: Life without Martin will be all right

By Rob Rossi
CINCINNATI Long after the hitch, Francisco Cervelli made sure Francisco Liriano heard his pitch. It was the best part about Opening Day for the Pirates. ...

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