Sport in brief: GB & Ireland control Seve Trophy

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Great Britain and Ireland surged into a five-point lead against Continental Europe at the Vivendi Seve Trophy in St-Nom-la-Bretèche, Paris. The defending champions outplayed Continental Europe in yesterday's greensomes and foursomes, and are on course for a sixth successive victory, having established an 11-and-a-half to six-and-a-half advantage. With 10 singles matches to be held today Britain and Ireland need three more points to retain the title.



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