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  • July 28, 2018 1:00 AM PDT

    LOS ANGELES -- Blowing fourth-quarter leads have cost the Portland Trail Blazers during their current five-game journey. Cheap Toronto Blue Jays Gear .The Trail Blazers will attempt to end their road woes when they visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night at Staples Center.In Saturdays 118-111 defeat to the Indiana Pacers, the Trail Blazers (12-13) gave up an eight-point advantage in the fourth quarter when their offense abandoned them. Portland, which at one point led the Pacers by 20, managed a season-low 13 points in the final quarter while the Pacers scored 28 as the Trail Blazers stumbled to their third consecutive setback.This wasnt a normal loss, said Portland guard CJ McCollum, who finished with 34 points, according to The Oregonian. Weve had a lot of these games we should win, games were up double digits and they make more plays than us down the stretch, they make more hustle plays. They make aggressive moves toward the basket, they get fouls. They finish the game and we dont.Portland, which is 1/3 on the swing, also was unable to finish in back-to-back losses to the Milwaukee Bucks and Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday and Thursday. Against the Grizzlies, the Trail Blazers surrendered a 13-point edge in the fourth.Another tough loss, Blazers coach Terry Stotts told The Oregonian. Thats three games in a row where our offense kind of let us down when we needed it.Starting power forward Al-Farouq Aminu sat out the Indiana game with a back contusion. His status for Mondays contest is unknown.Clippers forward Blake Griffin (sore right knee) is expected to return to face the Blazers. Griffin was held out mainly for precautionary reasons Saturday when the Clippers roasted the New Orleans Pelicans 133-105. The Pelicans played without Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday.Los Angeles point guard Chris Paul delivered a performance for the ages, scoring 20 points and recording 20 assists with no turnovers. Paul also snatched five rebounds.That helped the Clippers (17-7) end a two-game losing streak.We have to build on this, said Clippers guard J.J. Redick, who had 16 points against New Orleans. We are trying to be more consistent. We started the season consistently. We were playing a certain way almost every night and we have to get back to that. We havent done that the last two weeks and we are more than capable of doing it.Los Angeles started the season with a 14-2 mark, but dropped five of seven before pounding the Pelicans. Despite a pair of wins already in hand against the Blazers this season, the Clippers expect a stiffer test Monday.The Trail Blazers are a great team, Redick said. They beat us last year in the playoffs. If we move the ball like we did (Saturday), I think we are going to score.The availability of Clippers guard Austin Rivers has yet to be determined. 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Racing fans will flock to Santa Anita Park this Saturday to see many stars make their final starts before a run at the Breeders Cup in November. One of the biggest attractions is none other than 2014 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome, who is slated to contest the 1-1/8-mile Awesome Again Stakes, a race that awards the winner a place in the $6 million Breeders Cup Classic starting gate.California Chrome has legions of fans, and for good reason -- hes a heck of a racehorse. Find out 11 fun facts about him below.1. California Chrome is the highest-earning racehorse in North American history -- hes amassed more than $13.25 million.2. The cost to breed California Chrome was $10,000. His dam (mother), Love the Chase, was an $8,000 purchase, and his sires (fathers) stud fee was $2,000. Thats a 132,426.5 percent ROI to date based only on his racing earnings.3. He was originally campaigned by his co-breeders Perry Martin and Steve Coburn but is now owned by California Chrome LLC, a group that includes majority owner Perry Martin and Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., where hell eventually retire to for stud duty.4. California Chrome has won five races with a purse of $1 million or more, including the Kenttucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and the $10 million Dubai World Cup. Wholesale Blue Jays Jerseys Authentic. 5. This year is Chromes fourth year of racing. The 5-year-old began his racing career at age 2 in 2013.6. Hes currently riding a five-race win streak and hasnt finished worse than second since November 2014.7. California Chrome owns stakes wins on all three of the main racing surfaces: dirt, turf and synthetic, including the 2014 Grade 1 Hollywood Derby on turf.8. His synthetic stakes win was the final stakes race ever run at the now-defunct Betfair Hollywood Park outside Los Angeles.9. California Chrome is undefeated in 2016, with five wins including the Dubai World Cup and the Pacific Classic. His average margin of victory this year is 2-1/2 lengths.10. He has two Eclipse Awards to date, champion 3-year-old male and Horse of the Year, both in 2014, and hes a leading contender to add to that tally this year.11. California Chrome has six Grade 1 (highest level) wins as well as three Grade 2 scores. In all, 12 of his 14 wins have come in stakes.For more stories like this check out Americas Best Racing. Cheap NFL Gear Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Stitched NFL JerseysChina Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2019 ' ' '