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Oakland Raiders v New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 16: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass against the Oakland Raiders during a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 16, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/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.