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Groves 'back in the hunt for success'

Boxing: George Groves is 
"back on the hunt for 
success" and itching to get back in the ring following back-to-back defeats by British super-middleweight rival Carl Froch.

The Londoner has not been put off by the setbacks, however, and is aiming to get back on the winning trail against European champion at 168lbs Christopher Rebrasse in a contest that will also double as an eliminator for the WBC title.

The Londoner said:"I am back on the hunt for success and, in turn, will deliver a successful bid in a world title quest. The route chosen is a fantastic one, in my opinion."

Athletics: Mo Farah will compete in the Bupa Great North Run on September 7.

The 31-year-old, who is gearing up for a 5,000 and 10,000 metres double at the European Championships in Zurich next week after pulling out of the Commonwealth Games following illness, will take on Stephen Kiprotich, the reigning world and Olympic marathon champion, on Tyneside.

It will be Farah's second attempt to win the Great North Run after he was beaten to victory last year by Kenenisa Bekele. The Briton said: "Last year was a great race with Kenenisa and Haile over the half marathon.

"I would like to come back and win this year."

Tennis: Andy Murray progressed to the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup without having to step on to the court after his opponent Richard Gasquet withdrew due to injury.

The tweet from the tournament's official Twitter feed read: "@richardgasquet1 has had to withdraw from our tournament for both singles and doubles due to an abdominal strain."

Murray, who beat Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios in the second round, will now meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the last eight, after the Frenchman recorded a shock 6-2 6-2 victory over number one seed Novak Djokovic.