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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: Fleury is, and will remain, Penguins’ soul

By Rob Rossi
Some things just feel right. Take postseason baseball at PNC Park. Think of January football at Heinz Field. Look at the Penguins, wearing a yellow …

Rossi: Steelers’ season all about going big

By Rob Rossi
Go big or stay home. That is the way the Steelers have to think, how they can make something of this season and a necessary …

Rossi: New Pitt Stadium is lone solution

By Rob Rossi
A college football game was played in Pittsburgh on Thursday night. Did you notice? It’s a fair question because there wasn’t even a half-capacity crowd …

Rossi: Steelers’ ‘march of mediocrity’ baffling

By Rob Rossi
Standards change. This happens all the time in all walks of life. The NFL is no exception. The Seahawks, once a dome team that couldn’t …

Rossi: Bad Ben is big problem for Steelers

By Rob Rossi
CLEVELAND — A franchise quarterback should be his team’s best player. Ben Roethlisberger isn’t that right now for the Steelers, and a maddeningly mediocre football …

Rossi: Johnston started strong before opener

By Rob Rossi
What new Penguins coach Mike Johnston already has done is vital, even if it wasn’t evident before Thursday night. “The biggest thing we needed was …

Rossi: Dupuis may be Penguins’ most important player

By Rob Rossi
Pascal Dupuis may have spent Tuesday night in the basement testing the limits of a stationary bicycle, flooding his basement floor in sweat. Everybody deals …

Rossi: Pirates can’t waste McCutchen’s prime

By Rob Rossi
Pittsburgh is not alone among American cities in which great baseball players cast shadows. It’s just that Roberto Clemente, our “Great One,” has his own …

Rossi: Pirates plan to carry Hurdle deep into playoffs

By Rob Rossi
Two months into the baseball season, Neil Walker had seen enough of his manager’s daily struggle. The Pirates might not get this call, he thought, …

Rossi: No matter outcome, Pirates arrive

By Rob Rossi
CINCINNATI The Pirates lost Sunday, wasting a gem from arguably their best pitcher, leaving him unavailable for an elimination-postseason game at home against an opponent …

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