NFL: Tampa Bay 17, Miami 6

MIAMI, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Michael Bennett rushed for 74 yards and a touchdown Saturday to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a pre-season 17-6 victory over Miami.

NFL: Cincinnati 38, Miami 25

MIAMI, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Carson Palmer threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns Sunday, carrying the Cincinnati Bengals past the Miami Dolphins 38-25.

NFL: Buffalo 38, Miami 17

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Trent Edwards threw four touchdowns Sunday, guiding the Buffalo Bills to a 38-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins.

NFL: N.Y. Jets 40, Miami 13

MIAMI, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Leon Washington's two rushing touchdowns and Mike Nugent's four field goals helped the New York Jets destroy the hapless Miami Dolphins 40-13 Sunday.

NFL: Pittsburgh 3, Miami 0

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Jeff Reed kicked a 24-yard field goal with 17 seconds remaining Monday, allowing the Pittsburgh Steelers to edge the winless Miami Dolphins 3-0.

NFL: Philadelphia 17, Miami 7

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A.J. Feeley, playing in place if an injured Donovan McNabb, threw for two touchdowns Sunday afternoon, as the Philadelphia Eagles beat Miami, 17-7.

Rookie Beck gets call at QB for Miami

DAVIE, Fla., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Rookie John Beck has been given the start at quarterback Sunday for the winless Miami Dolphins against the Philadelphia Eagles.

NFL: New Orleans 7, Miami 0

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Pierre Thomas scored the game's only TD on a three-yard run in the first period Thursday night, as the New Orleans Saints beat Miami, 7-0, in preseason play.

NFL: Tampa Bay 31, Miami 28

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Jeff Garcia completed 4-of-10 passes for 54 yards and a TD Saturday night, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Miami, 31-28, in an NFL exhibition game.

Green to start at QB for Dolphins

MIAMI, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Veteran Trent Green has been tabbed the starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, the NFL team said.

NFL: Miami 11, Kansas City 10

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- John Beck followed Patrick Cobbs' late TD run with a two-point conversion Thursday night, giving the Miami Dolphins an 11-10 exhibition win over Kansas City.

Dachshund lets kitten nurse

VICTORIA, Texas, July 10 (UPI) -- A Victoria, Texas, woman says her long-haired dachshund has been allowing a stray kitten she brought into her home to nurse.

COL FB: Brigham Young 38, Oregon 8

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Quarterback John Beck accounted for three touchdowns Thursday night as Brigham Young ripped Oregon, 38-8, in the Las Vegas Bowl.

COL FB: BYU 33, Utah 31

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- John Beck threw a TD pass to Jonny Harline with no time left Saturday as No. 21 BYU beat Utah, 33-31, to preserve a perfect record in the Mountain West.

COL FB: BYU 42, New Mexico 17

PROVO, Utah, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- John Beck completed 28-of-42 passes for 464 yards and four touchdowns and ran for one TD Saturday as the No. 24 BYU Cougars beat the New Mexico Lobos 42-17.
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John Beck
Miami Dolphins quarterback John Beck listens to head coach Cam Cameron during a timeout in the second quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers 3-0 win at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on November 26, 2007. (UPI Photo/Archie Carpenter)

John Beck (born January 28, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor. He grew up in Joliet, Illinois. Renowned as a gritty actor with plenty of presence on set, he is ultimately best-known worldwide for playing the role of Mark Graison in Dallas during the mid-1980s, but is also well-known for several other roles in which he specialised in playing hard-ball businessmen.

Beck grew up in Chicago, where he lived on his father's ranch. His childhood ambition was to become a veterinarian. However, following his performance in a school play aged 16, which he had been asked to take part in as a means of overcoming profound shyness, his tutors encouraged him to try to get into drama school instead. He moved to California in 1962 at age 19, and initially made his living by appearing in TV commercials. In 1963/ 1964 he attended Joliet Junior College and was in an acting class. A year later, he made his first television appearance as an actor in his own right in a 1965 episode of I Dream of Jeannie (entitled 'Russian Roulette') at the age of 21, and was soon highly commended as one of the United States' strongest support actors. His numerous credits as a support actor over the years include guest slots in such series as the Perry Mason TVMs of 1985 to 1993, Diagnosis: Murder, Baywatch (Beck was a good friend of Baywatch star David Hasselhoff during the 1980s), Tales from the Crypt, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, and Matlock, among numerous others. So busy was his schedule in his early career that many of the characters he played were either killed off or written out prematurely as he no longer had time to play them.

Already a household name in the United States by this point, Beck first came to the attention of international audiences in 1973 when he played an underground leader named "Erno" who leads a revolt against a fascist government in the Woody Allen sci-fi comedy Sleeper. That same year he appeared as a character named "Poe" in the Sam Peckinpah western Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, and in 1975 he appeared opposite James Caan as "Moonpie" in the original Rollerball.

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