I know when I spent a year abroad in France, it was a killer to wake up at ungodly hours to keep up with my hometown Lakers. The same thing happened when I had my usual Summer vacation in the UK before. Oddly, nowadays, I wake up at 4-5am to catch the Premiership. So, I know how it feels to catch up on a massive sporting event on the other end of the Pond.
Last time I remember, it was a Dodgers home game against the Braves at 3am Monday morning while WWE Summerslam was on at the same time on Sky Sports 1. My impression is the baseball media do a great job of keeping baseball fans there up to speed.
As for cricket, it's murder for me to watch it. My cousin in England loves it to death, but she had a hard time explaining it to me and it was best to find out playing it. I grew to like cricket, but only to play it. Every now and then I catch England play, but more or less when The Ashes come around.