April 20th, 2010
03:14 PM ET

WebPulse: Lorena Ochoa, Keli McGregor, Dorothy Height, Guru

Lorena Ochoa announced that she was retiring from golf at the age of 28.

Here’s a quick glance at the collective consciousness of the Web on Tuesday:

Lorena Ochoa: Lorena Ochoa, at 28 years old the top-ranked woman in the golf world, announced her retirement today, a shocker to many fans of the sport. Ochoa was considered to be one of the most dominant women in sports. Many of the Mexican star's fans, because of their following of her as a golfer or a role model, commented that they were upset to hear that she was retiring at such a young age. SI's Alan Shipnuck took a look at Ochoa's career and life and why the move was such a shock for Golf.com.

Keli McGregor: News that the Colorado Rockies president was found dead in a hotel room reverberated quickly around the Web. Rockies fans spoke of him kindly, with one saying he was as "a good guy in a good organization." Many wondered whether the team would play its game Tuesday night in Washington against the Nationals.

#RIPGuru: Tributes have been pouring in on the Web since MTV confirmed rumors on Twitter that Gang Starr MC Guru (Keith Elam) died at the age of 43. The news sparked Guru's name to become a top trend on Twitter and Google, with #RIPGuru staying steady throughout the day. Solar, the producer for Guru, spoke with CNN when rumors began that the rapper had become sick, had a heart attack and fell into a coma.

Dorothy Height: Many people around the Web are remembering Dorothy Height, a leading civil rights pioneer of the 1960s, after news circulated that she died Tuesday at the age of 98. Height had been chairwoman and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women. She worked in the 1960s alongside civil rights pioneers including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., future U.S. Rep. John Lewis and A. Philip Randolph. She was on the platform when King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the 1963 March on Washington. Praise for her work is coming from everyday folks thankful for her efforts and from President Obama, who called her a hero, saying she "served as the only woman at the highest level of the civil rights movement, witnessing every march and milestone along the way."


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