FOOTBALL San Francisco 49ers -- Waived former all-pro TE Russ Francis. Also waived LB George Cooper, DT Bob Standifer and RB Mike Varajon. New York Giants -- Placed DE Leonard Marshall (dislocated left wrist) on injured reserve. Chicago Bears -- QB Jim McMahon slipped on an icy ramp on way to practice, aggravating a pulled hamstring; he is doubtful for Sunday's game against Seattle. Activated P Tom Barnhardt; placed P Brian Wagner on injured reserve. Minnesota Vikings -- Waived former Bears' DL Mike Hartenstine.
JURISPRUDENCE Minnesota North Stars -- Dino Ciccarelli entered innocent pleas to two counts of indecent exposure in Edina, Minn. Police officers said they took pictures of Ciccarelli standing in the front yard of his home in Eden Prairie dressed only in a sweatshirt. Green Bay Packers -- Ken Stills entered innocent pleas on speeding and false identification charges. Stills is accused of driving 65 mph in a 25 mph zone Sept. 28 in Howard, Wis., and of identifying himself as Walter Stanley, another Packers player.
HOCKEY New York Rangers -- Traded D Paul Boutilier to Winnipeg for a fifth-round choice in the 1989 draft and future considerations.Pittsburgh Penguins -- Recalled RW Lee Giffin from Muskegon of the IHL and assigned RW Dwight Mathiasen to the Lumberjacks.
BASEBALL Texas Rangers -- Announced C Darrell Porter, P Greg Harris would not be offered 1988 contracts.
BASKETBALL New York Knicks -- Activated F Louis Orr; waived F Bob Thornton. Miami Heat -- Named former New Jersey Nets coach Dave Wohl scout.