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Atlanta Falcons v Baltimore Ravens

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 15: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens throws a pass during the first half of a preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons at M&T Bank Stadium on August 15, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Highest-paid athletes in the world

From cricketer M.S. Dhoni to football great Lionel Messi, these sportsmen are ranked as the highest paid athletes in the world by Forbes magazine.