Former NFL star receiver Terrell Owens, team owner of the PBA Tour's Dallas Strikers, threw out the ceremonial first ball, along with Jerome Bettis, to get the competition under way at noon Sunday at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park. He then jumped up and gave PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke high-fives after fourth- and ninth-frame strikes in a dominating win over the Silver Lake Atom Splitters.

Owens, 39, said if he could give advice to troubled Lions receiver Titus Young, it would be that Young should "know his role."

"He has to understand that Calvin (Johnson is) the No. 1 receiver, and being the No. 2 receiver, you have to go with the flow of the offense and when your time comes, make the plays," Owens said.

Owens, looking in game shape at 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, hopes to play in the NFL again next year. "I look good. I feel good," he said.

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