BRITAIN’S Oliver Townend produced a recordbreaking display on day one of the dressage at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. The world No 3’s mark of 19.7 on Cillnabradden Evo beat the record set in 2000 by Australian Andrew Hoy as he chases the £100,000 top prize. JO KONTA reached her first clay-court tennis semi-final by beating Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 6-4 at the Morocco Open in Rabat. Konta, the world No 47, will play Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic in the semi-finals in their third meeting of 2019, each having won one match. HOLLAND’S Jesper Asselman won the opening stage of cycling’s Tour de Yorkshire in a sprint finish after being part of a longrange breakaway. Asselman, 29, held off Italian Filippo Fortin, while Britons Gabriel Cullaigh and Ethan Hayter came fifth and sixth. Mark Cavendish was eighth.