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FILE - In this July 24, 2005 file photo, Lance Armstrong wears a Nike logo on his jersey prior to the start of the 21st and final stage of the Tour de france cycling race, between Corbeil-Essonnes, south of Paris, and the French capital. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File) FILE - In this July 24, 2005 file photo, Lance Armstrong wears a Nike logo on his jersey prior to the start of the 21st and final stage of the Tour de france cycling race, between Corbeil-Essonnes, south of Paris, and the French capital. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)  

Oops! LA Times headline confuses Lance Armstrong with Neil Armstrong

The Los Angeles Times apparently can’t tell a moon shot from a steroid shot.

A Times headline printed this morning read: “After Nike drops Neil Armstrong: Other athletes who’ve been cut.”

The first man on the moon, the late Neil Armstrong, has apparently risen from the dead so Nike could dump him over doping charges.

The Times later corrected the headline, replacing the former astronaut’s name with that of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.

Lance is the seven-time Tour de France champion whose titles were recently stripped away after an investigation concluded that he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career. “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” however, was juiced only with Tang.

NBC News got into the Neil Armstrong follies in August, reporting on Neil Armstrong’s death with a headline referring to “Astronaut Neil Young, first man to walk on moon.”

Neil Young is very much alive. And no, despite being hooked on drugs and alcohol for most of the years since 1970, he has never been high enough to touch the moon.

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