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Tevez's community service rescinded

An England court rescinded Carlos Tevez's community service.
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MACCLESFIELD, England (AP)

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Carlos Tevez has been cleared to start the season with Juventus after having his court-ordered punishment rescinded in England.

The former Manchester City striker still had to complete the majority of his 250 hours' of unpaid community service that was imposed after a string of driving offences before leaving the Premier League club.

But the terms have been changed by Macclesfield Magistrates' Court near Manchester, with Tevez paying a fine now instead.

District Judge Bridget Knight says ''it is not, I repeat not, a case of a footballer thumbing his nose at a court order.''

Tevez thanked the court for its ''help and assistance'' and says he is ''looking forward to a new chapter.''

Tevez joined Juventus last month in a transfer worth up to 12 million pounds ($18 million).

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