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

Rossi: Cole is simply not good enough for Pirates

By Rob Rossi
More winning. Less jawing. And better pitching. The Pirates need all of that in the biggest games from Gerrit Cole. They needed it Wednesday night. Cole was ...

Rossi: Time for Pirates to take next step

By Rob Rossi
The next step doesn’t require a leap of faith, a Billy Goat, a black cat or Steve Bartman. And Jake Arrieta is right about Blackouts ...

Rossi: Time to give Pirates owner Nutting his due

By Rob Rossi
There they were Sunday afternoon, all of Pittsburgh’s best. The best superstar: Andrew McCutchen. The best leader: Clint Hurdle. The best executive: Neal Huntington. The best story: A.J. ...

Rossi: Put this Steelers loss squarely on the kicker

By Rob Rossi
Obviously, the Steelers have a kicker problem. Coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged it. Didn’t sound willing to accept it, though. Something about “exploring all options” is ...

Rossi: Steelers-Ravens rivalry is about something borrowed

By Rob Rossi
Parked again Thursday night at Heinz Field, “The Bus” wanted no part of one more ride in pro football’s best rivalry. Jerome Bettis was happy ...

Rossi: The case for the Pirates is their ace

By Rob Rossi
The prospect of watching another ace pitch the Pirates out of the postseason has formed a metaphorical dark cloud over Pittsburgh. But it was under ...

Rossi: Polanco’s woes becoming major problem for Pirates

By Rob Rossi
Gregory Polanco needed the down time brought on by the rains Tuesday. About an hour before what was supposed to be batting practice for the ...

Rossi: For Tomlin, Vick will get it done

By Rob Rossi
ST. LOUIS — It will be around a month. It won’t be for the season. The Steelers are looking at life without franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, ...

Rossi: Bell shouldn’t toll for Williams

By Rob Rossi
We’ll know it when we see it. And so should the Steelers on Sunday in St. Louis because it’s the Lock of the Year in ...

Rossi: Brown can’t be better, but he’ll try

By Rob Rossi
Athleticism isn’t enough. This is what the NFL’s best wide receiver believes. Probably because Antonio Brown could always run faster, cut sharper and bend his ...

Rossi: What a joke it would be if Pirates let Walker go

By Rob Rossi
Spend any amount of time around the Pirates, and you’ll hear somebody ask a particular question: Did you know Neil Walker is from Pittsburgh? The ...

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