Sunday Sports Preview

Euro 2012 Final (ESPN 2:45 ET)

After weeks of competition, Euro 2012 is prepared to come to a climactic finish in Kiev. The final pits together Italy and Spain, the last two World Cup champions, in what is sure to be a competitive match. Ultimately, the game will likely be decided in the midfield, where Spain’s Xavi Hernandez and Italy’s Andrea Pirlo will fight to dictate the match’s pace and momentum. Prediction: Spain’s fierce defense keeps Balotelti quiet, beating Italy to notch a second straight Euro title.

AT&T National (CBS 3:00 ET)

Behind a four-under-par 67, Tiger Woods shot up the leaderboard to pull within one shot of 54-hole leader Brendan De Jonge. Joining Tiger at six-under are Seung-yul Noh and Bo Van Belt. With six golfers within three shots of the lead, Sunday’s clustered leaderboard will not disappoint. Prediction: With a third straight round in the sixties, Tiger Woods edges  Brendan De Jonge to gain his third win on the year.

X Games Enduro X Men’s Final (ESPN 10:45 ET)

The 2012 Summer X Games come to a close in Los Angeles. In the event’s final competition, the Staples Center will be transformed into a dynamic and challenging Enduro X course. Poland’s Taddy Blazusiak will look to repeat but faces fierce competition from several world-class motorcyclists. Prediction: Mike Brown, last year’s runner-up, finds his away to the top of the podium.

* Photos Courtesy of Bleacher Report, Motorcycle USA

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Euro 2012 Knockout Stage Predictions

This afternoon, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portuguese squad is set to take on the Czech Republic. The bracket is set, the group stage is long behind us, and THE SPORTS DISPENCER has assembled your guide to who will win and who goes home in this year’s knockout stage.

Quarterfinals

Czech Republic vs Portugal

After his two-goal outburst, Cristiano Ronaldo keeps it rolling against the outmatched Czech squad.

Spain vs France

The Spaniards exploit the French weaknesses Sweden exposed, landing themselves in the semis yet again.

Germany vs Greece

In the knockout stage’s most lopsided match, the Group of Death winners cruise to victory over the upstart Greeks.

England vs Italy 

In his second game back, Wayne Rooney helps the English edge past Italy in a highly contested quarterfinal matchup.

Semifinals

Portugal vs Spain        

In a battle of Iberian Peninsula powerhouses, the defending champs find a way to win, advancing all the way to Kiev.

Germany vs England

With the help of their world-class midfield, Mario Gomez shines in a close victory over a talented English squad.

Final

Spain vs Germany    

Joachim Low’s young but talented German squad advanced to the Euro 2008 Final but fell to Spain 1-0. Anchored by Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil, Germany knocks off Spain to stand alone atop of European soccer.             

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* Photos Courtesy of Zimbio, BeckahmGalaxy.com