Translation:I like watching sports programs.
Saying "I like watching sports" could mean live sports or sports programs. The translation must specify programs here.
In fact, 体育节目 actually means "sports program" by the meaning of the hanzis. Here...
- 体育 - sports
- 节目 - program
体 does NOT translate to sports. It only means "body". 体育 as a compound word is required to give the meaning "sports" - the training of the body
Why is it only 'sports' when 体育节目 means sports programs. As 看 can mean either watch or read, I think this makes it unnecessarily confusing.
I think "I like to watch the sports." is also correct... Watching is an ongoing activity and should perhaps have or require "在看。“