A federal judge's refusal to block Tuesday's scheduled auction of Sullivan Stadium still leaves some possibilities open, the attorney for New England Patriots founder William Sullivan said yesterday.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Joseph L. Tauro refused a request for a delay of the sale, but said he might reconsider if attorney Joel Kozol could provide documentation an agreement had been reached with New York developer Donald Trump to buy the team and its home stadium by 11 a.m. Tuesday, the scheduled time of the Sullivan Stadium auction.

Kozol said talks with Trump have been satisfactory. "It's a complicated deal, but it's moving at a rapid pace," he said while refusing to give a deadline. "We are trying to do it as soon as possible."

Kidde Inc., a diversified firm headquartered in Saddle Brook, N.J., sought a temporary injunction to block Tuesday's auction of the stadium. The company declared it is a $12 million creditor to Stadium Management Corp. through the Michael Jackson tour license . . .

Boston attorney and agent Bob Woolf has filed suit against the Atlanta Hawks, claiming the team failed to make promised payments to him from the earnings of Dominique Wilkins.

Bob Woolf Associates Inc. filed the suit in Fulton County Superior Court in Atanta, contending Wilkins entered into an assignment agreement in 1984 authorizing the Hawks to pay 5 percent of his gross earnings and bonuses directly to Woolf from Oct. 30, 1984, to Oct. 30, 1997.

Woolf said he had not received "the periodic payments as provided for by the assignment" despite "repeated demands" upon Wilkins and the Hawks.