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MOREHEAD, Ky. (Reuters) - Lawyers representing a county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses in defiance of a court order filed an emergency motion on Wednesday asking for an injunction to temporarily block the order while she appeals.
Mardy Fish faced down heart problems and crippling anxiety attacks but in the end it was a humble spot of cramping which brought his career to an end Wednesday. Despite serving for the match at 5-4 in the fourth set of his second round clash against Spain's Feliciano Lopez, he was finally undone by the same cramping which has claimed many players at this year's hot and humid US Open. Fish once reached number seven in the world, won six career titles and made the quarter-finals three times at the majors, including the 2008 US Open.
US shares put on a solid rally Wednesday, with investors piling back into blue chips and especially tech stocks as a Federal Reserve report depicted steady US economic growth. While worries over China's economy persist -- and the market did not make up Tuesday's three percent plunge -- Wall Street investors appeared to decide that the selloff had gone too far. The broader S&P 500 gained 35.01 (1.83 percent) at 1,948.86, while the Nasdaq Composite added 113.87 (2.46 percent) at 4,749.98.