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Reader photo: Mama osprey

A mother osprey perches high above the Bowl and Pitcher in Riverside State Park. Spike Lynch captured this shot early in December.
Sports >  Outdoors

Study tries to answer question: What makes a deer tick?

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

The question of how much “intelligence” white-tailed deer possess is one that hunters ask themselves often, as do deer researchers. Or maybe intelligence is the wrong word. Perhaps whatever smarts a deer has – and most seem to have plenty – should more accurately be described as instincts.

Sports >  Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks lose linebacker Mychal Kendricks for season to knee injury

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

Seattle will be without linebacker Mychal Kendricks for the rest of the season after he suffered a knee and lower leg injury in the Seahawks’ win over Minnesota. Coach Pete Carroll says Kendricks will need surgery for a couple of different issues, including the knee and “a little nick” to his lower leg. Carroll says Kendricks would need at least six to eight weeks of recovery.
Sports >  WSU football

USA Today tabs Washington State right tackle Abraham Lucas as Freshman All-American

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Lucas started all 12 games on WSU’s offensive line during the regular season and helped the Cougars reduce their sacks total from 44 in 2017 to just 11 in 2018. The Everett native and Archbishop Murray product anchored the right side of an offensive line that was named a semifinalist for the Joe Moore Award – given to the nation’s top O-line – and he was integral in WSU’s FBS-leading passing totals.
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Andrew McCutchen joins Phillies, other deals percolate at winter meetings

Andrew McCutchen moving into Philadelphia’s outfield, more talk about a megadeal involving Noah Syndergaard and J.T. Realmuto and veteran pitcher Ivan Nova on the go. The winter meetings picked up a bit Tuesday, but any big deals for the likes of Corey Kluber, Manny Machado and Bryce Harper remained on deck.