Hoffenheim fined for players being late for test

BERLIN - Bundesliga club Hoffenheim were fined 75,000 euros after two of their players were 10 minutes late for a doping test last month, the German soccer federation (DFB) ruled on Monday.

The players, Andreas Ibertsberger and Christoph Janker (pictured), were cleared earlier this month of any wrongdoing because the club's doping official responsible for drugs tests failed to tell them on time that they had been selected to be tested.

Hoffenheim's doping official, Peter Geigle, was fined 2,500 euros by the DFB for failing to inform the players that they would be tested immediately after the 1-1 draw with Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Both players tested negative.