Winners and losers of MLB’s opening weekend: Alex Bregman, Mets off to hot starts; Brewers, D-Backs struggle

The first weekend of Major League Baseball’s 2022 season is in the books. While best practices suggest the smart way to approach the game is with patience and discipline, we here like to lean into the entertainment aspect now and then. 

Consider, for example, this annual piece, in which we name winners and losers from the season’s first weekend. Will anyone remember who started hot (or cold) in a few weeks, let alone in October? Probably not. It’s this or worrying about all the world’s existential threats, though, and we know which way we’d rather pass time.

Now, let’s get toit.

Winner: New-look Mets

Sure, the Mets played the Nationals, but you can only play the schedule you’re given. The important thing is the Mets took care of business against a weaker foe, winning the first three games of a four-game set before the bullpen cost them Sunday’s affair. Offseason additions paved the way: Starling Marte, Mark Canha and Eduardo Escobar combined for 13 hits while Max Scherzer and Chris Bassitt struck out 14 batters versus six hits and two walks in 12 innings of work. The Mets will see the Phillies next in what should be a more competitive and entertaining series between National League East foes.

Milwaukee remains the overwhelming favorite in the NL Central. That doesn’t mean this weekend’s series versus the Cubs was easy to stomach for Brewers fans, who had to watch their club lose a one-run game on Opening Day then get blown out on Saturday. Thankfully, the Brew Crew edged the Cubs for their first win on Sunday. The immediate road will get easier for the Brewers, who will conclude a brief road trip with three games in Baltimore against the Orioles.

The Yankees schedule had them opening with seven consecutive games at

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CoD pros want serious changes after Halo Infinite esports starts with a bang

On November 21, the initial-ever Halo Infinite on the web tournaments rounded out with some remarkable motion across all locations — and leading Contact of Obligation professionals and personalities had been struck by the achievements of it.

Phone of Obligation was just about like a non secular successor to Halo, using about as the leading console esport and the birthplace of lots of CoD stars’ professions.

With the hype close to Infinite, although, and the 1st event proving a achievements, significantly of the CoD local community ended up remaining a small underwhelmed at the believed of the long term of the Simply call of Duty League.

With supporters, players, and top personalities alike all tuning in to the Halo Infinite open up event, there was an air of excitement all-around the recreation.

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Halo Infinite has launched with a ton of fanfare.

CoD players loving Halo Infinite

All over and adhering to the remaining matches of the match, a number of leading CoD names ended up clearly loving the action.

100 Thieves founder, and previous CoD pro, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag was a person of the 1st to remark, indicating that Halo’s re-entry into esports “has been almost nothing shorter of outstanding,” commending the game’s “balanced maps, ranked enjoy and a multi-million greenback match circuit.”

OpTic Warzone streamer and CoD entire world winner Tyler ‘TeeP’ Polchow also bigged up Halo immediately after the match, with a slight jab at rival online games, stating that it’s “so refreshing to

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Heart healthy eating starts with your habits, statement says

That doesn’t mean giving up takeout or that five-minute meal kit from the grocery store altogether. The dietary guidance encourages people to adapt these habits into their lifestyle.

The statement identifies 10 features of heart-healthy eating patterns — including guidance to combine a balanced diet with exercise; consume most nutrients through food over supplements; eat whole grains; reduce sodium, added sugar and alcohol intake; use non-tropical plant oils; and eat minimally processed, over ultra-processed, foods.

“What’s really important now is that people make modifications that can be sustainable in the long term,” said Alice Lichtenstein, director of Tufts University’s Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory and chair of the writing group for the AHA’s new statement.

The statement’s writing group evaluated literature and devised 10 features of heart-healthy dietary patterns. The group also expanded on the guidance, recognizing the need for sustainability and societal challenges that can be obstacles to achieving proper nutrition.

Lichtenstein said eating behaviors have changed since the AHA last published a statement with dietary guidance 15 years ago. Previously, the main options were to eat out or dine in, but eating habits have been less consistent in recent years. There has been a trend — exacerbated by the pandemic — of more convenience food options, such as delivery, meal kits and premade meals.

Make changes that go the distance

The focus of the AHA’s new guidance, Lichtenstein said, is to do what works for you, whatever dietary restrictions or cultural adaptions you want to make. Lichtenstein discourages people from making drastic changes based on fad diets — instead, sustained efforts in incorporating these healthy habits can be more beneficial in the long run.

Lauri Wright, chair of the department of nutrition and dietetics at the University of North Florida and national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and

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