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Andraz Gregoric/iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and arguably the most anticipated of the four Grand Slam events every year.

It takes place every summer in London and attracts about half a million spectators over the two-week competition. Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam event still played on grass, and boasts 41 courts, including 19 championships grass courts.

Inside the gates, spectators can watch the best players in the world go head to head, including Americans Serena and Venus Williams.

This year, ABC News’ Bob Woodruff goes on an insider's tour of the historic tournament. He gets up close to the famous grass courts and gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the grounds, which are hallowed grounds for tennis aficionados.

For the players, Wimbledon traditions include a strict dress code and a team of highly trained ball girls and boys. For spectators, snacks of strawberries and cream and a drink called Pimm's are de rigueur while watching matches.

On the hottest day in Wimbledon’s history, Woodruff watches as top-seeded Serena Williams defeats Timea Babos of Hungary. Both Williams sisters won second-round matches on July 1. That means with a few more wins, they could meet on the court in the fourth round.

Over the course of the 2015 championships, £26.75 million in prize money will be awarded to competitors.

Watch the video below for all the details.


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GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) -- The stage for the 2015 Women's World Cup final is set -- and it's a familiar one.

Japan defeated England 2-1 in the semifinal round Wednesday night to advance to the final. It was a tough loss for England as its defender, Laura Bassett, inadvertently kicked the ball into her own goal, scoring the winning point for Japan.

Japan will now go up against the U.S. in the final -- a rematch of the 2011 Women's World Cup in Germany. In that game, Japan beat Team USA on penalty kicks after a 2-2 draw.

The 2015 final will take place Sunday at 7 p.m. ET in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, New York have formally requested the extradition of seven FIFA defendants who were arrested on May 27 in Zurich during a corruption crackdown.

The defendants are facing charges in the U.S. involving $100 million in bribes paid in exchange for media, marketing and sponsorship rights.

The U.S. embassy in Bern, Switzerland submitted the formal request for extradition to the Swiss Federal Office of Justice.

There will be a hearing and attorneys will have 14 days to respond. A decision is expected in a few weeks.

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iStock Editoria/Thinkstock(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — The Sprint Cup Series will race under the lights Sunday night.

The drivers will return to Daytona International Speedway, the site of the season-opening Daytona 500, for the Coke Zero 400. NBC's coverage of the race begins at 7:45 p.m. Eastern time.

Kevin Harvick sits atop the Cup standings. He has a 53-point lead over Martin Truex Jr.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — INTERLEAGUE
Cincinnati 2, Minnesota 1
Oakland 4, Colorado 1
Seattle 7, San Diego 0
Pittsburgh 9, Detroit 3
Chi White Sox 7, St. Louis 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Toronto 11, Boston 2
N-Y Yankees 3, L.A. Angels 1
Baltimore 4, Texas 2
Cleveland 8, Tampa Bay 1
Houston 6, Kansas City 5

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Milwaukee 9, Philadelphia 5
Chi Cubs 2, N-Y Mets 0, 11 Innings
Miami 6, San Francisco 5
Atlanta 4, Washington 1
L.A. Dodgers 4, Arizona 3

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Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN(NEW YORK) -– Paul Pierce will join the Los Angeles Clippers after agreeing to a three-year, $10.6 million deal, according to a report by ESPN.

Pierce shot 52.4 percent from behind the arc during the playoffs, and bumped his points per game average from 11.9 in the regular season to 14.6 for the postseason.

Pierce, the one-time NBA champion and veteran of three teams, was the eighth-oldest player in the NBA this past season.

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Sen. John McCain at the Arizona Diamondbacks game against the Los Angeles Dodgers watching out for a foul ball, June 30, 2015. (@Dbacks/Twitter)(PHOENIX) -- Arizona Sen. John McCain is used to playing hardball -- but not the kind where he risks getting hit in the face.

That's until Tuesday night, when a foul ball at an Arizona Diamondbacks game made a beeline for his face.

The senator seemed to take the hit in stride, joking about it on Twitter.

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Maddie Meyer/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Free agent Kevin Love is staying put.

Love said Wednesday he will re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He made the announcement on the website ThePlayersTribune.com:

I’m going back to Cleveland.

After Game 1 of the NBA Finals, that’s when it really struck me. Sitting on the sidelines, I never wanted to play in a game more than that one. I had dreamed of playing in the NBA Finals and I just wanted to help my guys win. I couldn’t have been prouder of them as they poured their blood, sweat and tears onto the court.

Yeah, of course I’ve heard the free agency rumors. But at the end of the day, and after meeting with my teammates (it turns out pools are great meeting places) and with the front office, it was clear Cleveland was the place for me. We’re all on the same page and we’re all in. We have unfinished business and now it’s time to get back to work.

The deal, according to ESPN, is worth $110 million over five years.

Despite stating several times his intention to re-sign with the Cavs, there was some speculation that Love -- who played for UCLA and lives in Los Angeles during the offseason -- could be swayed by the Lakers; he, along with LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan and Greg Monroe, were all schedule to meet with L.A. this week.

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JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- How can you make upwards of $220 million for 36 minutes of work?

Just ask Floyd Mayweather.

Via ESPN.com: A source with knowledge of the pay-per-view numbers, which still are not final but have been reported on to a point where a number can be called, told ESPN.com that Mayweather's total for the May 2 fight against Manny Pacquiao will add up to between $220 million and $230 million.

And for his part, Pacquiao could earn more than $150 million, according to ESPN.

The fight generated close to $600 million in revenue.

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Al Bello/Staff/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Bobby Bonilla's payday is here again.

Each year on July 1, from now until 2035, the former Major League Baseball player collects a check for $1,193,248.20 from the New York Mets.

The money is part of a deferred buyout deal – paid over 25 installments – that the team agreed to following the 1999 season. Bonilla was owed $5.9 million, but instead of simply footing the bill, the Mets agreed to defer the payments, with interest, until 2011.

July 1, 2015 marks the fifth payment, with 20 remaining. In total, the Mets will pay Bonilla $29.8 million in the yearly payments.

Bonilla – who hasn’t played in the major leagues since 2001 – will earn more money from the Mets this season than 16 players currently on the team's active roster, according to salary data.

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